President Donald Trump took to Twitter in support of California Republicans placing fake and illegal ballot drop boxes across the state on Wednesday in an open endorsement of corrupt election tactics.
The California GOP recently got caught placing unofficial ballot drop boxes in cities across the state, an illegal practice that resulted in state officials ordering Republicans to cease and desist.
“These unauthorized drop boxes are a disservice to state and local election administrators who have spent months working on the placement and deployment of official ballot drop boxes,” California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said according to CNN.
But Republicans are refusing to remove the boxes and plan to add more even though they are violating state laws.
It’s all part of a desperate effort to help Trump somehow win California after Trump ridiculously promised he would end wildfires if the state votes for him. Trump also claimed that kids are stealing ballots out of mailboxes, causing increased Republican paranoia.
On Wednesday, Trump encouraged California Republicans to continue their illegal election activities.
Fight hard Republicans. They have been taking advantage of the system for years! https://t.co/vaToeGjrHG
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2020
Again, this is illegal, and every ballot collected by these unofficial drop boxes should be tossed, and those who perpetrated and supported the scheme should be prosecuted, including Trump.
Twitter users reacted by pointing out the illegality of the scheme.
Paging @Twitter – President advocating that the State GOP engage in illegal activity.
— The B (@brianlustig) October 14, 2020
Isn’t this called Ballot Harvesting 🤔
— 🥁⚖️🐝 Papillon Chatnoir 🐝⚖️🥁 (@Papi_Chatnoir) October 14, 2020
So you’re telling the GOP to break the law??
— Terri Molz Cookerly (@tmcookies) October 14, 2020
Political parties are not allowed to act as ballot harvesters. What is so hard to understand about this? For someone who claims “voter fraud” as often as you, this should be the biggest red flag!
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) October 14, 2020
it’s just our increasingly-erratic drugged-to-the-gills president of the united states promoting vote tampering, nothing to see here
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) October 14, 2020
Voter fraud is rare in our elections. But the most prominent examples of fraud have been committed by Republicans. Just ask Republicans in North Carolina.
Take his advice, risk jailhttps://t.co/ToOExxCzad
— Erik Halvorsen (@erikhalvorsen18) October 14, 2020
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