Trump Threatens Democracy With ‘One of the Most Naked Attempts’ to Suppress Voters in Modern Times | Alternet
After President Donald Trump fired off a hysterical tweet this weekend warning of mass “voter fraud”—a right-wing bogeyman for which there is virtually zero evidence—and threatening violators with severe punishment, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law condemned the president for deploying Jim Crow-era scare tactics to suppress minority voter turnout just two weeks before the midterm elections.
“President Trump’s statement regarding vote fraud is one of the most naked attempts to promote voter suppression that we have seen in modern time,” Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee, said in a statement following Trump’s tweet, in which he declared that “all levels of government and law enforcement are watching carefully” for violations.
Remember when Trump said MILLIONS of illegal voters voted in the 2016 election? This is where it came from… Republican strategists, pundits and Fox News; all fake, all lies, all of the time.
They work hard on stealing votes by suppressing votes via many methods, such as gerrymandering and Operation Crosscheck.