Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission Was Part of the Republican Party’s War on Free and Fair Elections And Foreign Interference In US Elections

Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission Was Part of the Republican Party’s War on Free and Fair Elections

The only person making sense of the matter is Ellen Weintraub, the chair of the Federal Election Commission, who responded with both barrels to the president*’s astonishing assertions.

“Let me make something 100% clear to the American public and anyone running for public office: It is illegal for any person to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election. This is not a novel concept. Electoral intervention from foreign governments has been considered unacceptable since the beginnings of our nation. Our Founding Fathers sounded the alarm about ‘foreign Interference, Intrigue, and Influence.’ They knew that when foreign governments seek to influence American politics, it is always to advance their own interests, not America’s. Anyone who solicits or accepts foreign assistance risks being on the wrong end of a federal investigation. Any political campaign that receives an offer of a prohibited donation from a foreign source should report that offer to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”
She then added:

“I would not have thought that I needed to say this.”
In a functioning democracy not run by idiots, bunco artists, and fools, you wouldn’t. If the elections are a sham, what the hell does all the rest of it matter?

via Esquire Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission Was Part of the Republican Party’s War on Free and Fair Elections

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