More and more influential figures in the conservative movement are beginning to believe that the biggest threat to a Trump win in the 2020 election will not be the rise of a pro-socialist movement as previously thought. Instead, this time around, that threat is taking the form of massive voter fraud. The worst part? Big tech supports it.
Twitter “Debunks” Trump
In the first-ever “fact check” move against President Trump, Twitter accuses him of lying in a scathing tweet regarding California’s recent mail-in ballot executive order.
Discussing the system’s potential for exploitation, the president tweeted:
“There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mailboxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed. The Governor of California is sending Ballots to millions of people, anyone living in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there, will get one. That will be followed up with professionals telling all of these people, many of whom have never even thought of voting before, how, and for whom, to vote. This will be a Rigged Election. No way!”
There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed. The Governor of California is sending Ballots to millions of people, anyone…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2020
In response, Twitter flagged the president’s post, interjecting a link that supposedly debunks his claims.
Twitter’s allegiance to Democrats’ fraudulent practices isn’t all that shocking because the social media company has insidiously blatant about it in the past. The “fact check” link takes you to a page that says “Trump makes unsubstantiated claims that mail-in ballots will lead to voter fraud.” It continues to a list of bullet points that supposedly “debunk” what Trump “falsely” claimed. According to Twitter “fact-checkers,” there is no evidence that mail-in ballots lead to voter fraud, California isn’t sending ballots to illegal immigrants, and in mentions an alleged omission of states who already use the system.
What Twitter Got Wrong
All three of those points alleged by Twitter are incorrect. Virginia has admitted to occurrences of mail-in ballot fraud and California is allowing illegal immigrants to register via driver’s license. As for the third point, Trump’s tweet was addressing California’s specific executive order. Furthermore, even if it was an omission, it still doesn’t constitute the whole tweet as “false.”
This “fact check” is the problem with the Left’s ideological argument that “your truth is different from my truth.” Like Daily Wire founder Ben Shapiro has said many times, “There is no such thing as ‘your truth’. There is the truth and your opinion.”
Twitter is trying to pull the wool over our eyes and convince us that their fact check is correct. Where is their evidence that he’s wrong? You can’t fact-check something using an opposing opinion.
Not only do these unknown “fact-checkers” with unclear credentials undermine having a fair election by educated voters, but they blur the lines between fact and opinion.
Trump’s tweet was targeting perhaps the biggest potential offender for committing such fraud, the Democrat stronghold state of California. The state’s leading Democrats are under scrutiny by Republicans for making the voting process increasingly susceptible to illegal manipulation via its “motor voter” system, automatic voter registration, and vote-by-mail orders.
GOP Fights Vote-By-Mail
In a Tuesday interview with MSNBC, California’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla addressed Trump and the various GOP lawsuits against Governor Gavin Newsom’s order which would send every registered Californian voter a mail-in ballot.
Padilla undermined the Republicans’ motivations in fighting voter fraud, saying they are simply to “cast doubt about future November election results they might not like,” which he alleges to be a “Trump tactic he’s been doing since 2016.”
In another attack on Trump, the CA Secretary of State said this is, “the president’s attempt to distract from his failure to respond to COVID-19 pandemic. So he’s trying to change the subject and we shouldn’t let him. We should suppress the virus, not the vote.”
Whether California matters much in the electoral college or not, it’s the principle of the thing that matters. We as American citizens cannot allow our votes to be manipulated or effectively canceled out by non-citizens who don’t even reside in this country legally, let alone pay taxes.
To describe the state’s voter fraud potential simply, the known sanctuary state allows illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, and the “motor voter” system allows anyone who has a driver’s license to register to vote. Therefore, as a dark blue state that is densely populated with illegal immigrants, California poses the greatest risk of voter fraud. Furthermore, the fact that Newsom is discouraging people from showing up at the polls and instead sending easily-manipulated mail-in ballots to his state’s 21 million voters is proof in itself that he doesn’t support a legitimate election.
To combat the high risk of fraud, Republicans are joining together to fight back with lawsuits that could Constitutionally impede the Democrats’ will to cheat Trump out.
Stopping The Power-Grab
GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced on Twitter that the RNC, California GOP, and NRCC are filing a joint lawsuit against Newsom and Padilla.
“I am pleased to announce that the RNC, @NRCC & @CAGOP just sued Gavin Newsom over his illegal election power grab. His radical plan is a recipe for disaster that would create more opportunities for fraud & destroy the confidence Californians deserve to have in their elections.”
His radical plan is a recipe for disaster that would create more opportunities for fraud & destroy the confidence Californians deserve to have in their elections.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) May 24, 2020
The lawsuit rightfully accuses the Democrats of illegally depriving Californians of their right to vote without threat of fraud, calling Newsom’s move a “brazen power grab.” This comes after Judicial Watch, along with former California Republican Congressman Darrell Issa, also moved to sue the Democrats last week for an “unlawful attempt to supersede and replace California election law.”
Newsom and Padilla, who insist this is not a partisan power grab, instead claim this is actually a move intended to protect the public safety of those who may not feel comfortable going to the polls due to the coronavirus.
But keep in mind that election day is a long five months away. They can’t possibly expect Californians to fall into their latest fear-mongering trap that they could catch the virus by showing up to the polls almost half a year after lockdowns lift. Give me a break.
Thankfully, Republicans are refusing to let the Democrats get away with another “coronavirus” con by using fear as an excuse to further their agendas.
For the sake of the future of our democracy, let’s hope that the GOP’s efforts are successful.