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Sat Aug 20, 2016, 09:50 AM

Trump's accusation of voter fraud in Pa. is offensive:

http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20160819_Inquirer_editorial__Trump_s_accusation_of_voter_fraud_in_PA_is_offensive.html

In his desperation to keep this state in play for the general election, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has insulted Pennsylvania voters by calling them cheats.

"We're going to watch Pennsylvania. Go down to certain areas and watch and study and make sure other people don't come in and vote five times," he said at an Aug. 12 rally in Altoona. "If you do that, we're not going to lose. The only way we can lose, in my opinion - I really mean this, Pennsylvania - is if cheating goes on."

The allegation is not only unfounded; it's dangerous. Imagine the chaos and disenfranchisement if Trump's volunteers show up in certain areas of the state to make sure voters feel so intimidated that some may turn around and go home instead of exercising their voting rights.

The law allows parties to have trained observers at polling places, but Trump's motives appear nefarious. A trail of Trump's previous insults and insensitive remarks suggest the certain places he wants watched are in black and Latino neighborhoods where polls show he is losing.



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femmocrat Aug 2016 OP
Gothmog Aug 2016 #1
femmocrat Aug 2016 #2
blue neen Aug 2016 #3
Mc Mike Aug 2016 #4

Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 10:05 AM

1. Trump is lying about voter fraud

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 10:40 AM

2. It is just rabble-rousing. There was no voter fraud in PA.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/7/24/1113252/-Pennsylvania-admits-there-has-been-no-voter-fraud

This was disproven during the court battles over Corbett's voter ID law several years ago.

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 12:05 PM

3. It IS offensive, femmocrat.

Trump is portraying Pennsylvania in a very bad light. We are proud of our state's record on voting rights.

We're proud that PA Courts struck down Tom Corbett's and Mike Turzai's bogus Voter ID Law. It was crafted for the sole purpose of restricting DEMOCRATIC voters. Meanwhile, Donald Trump has the nerve to say that the Republicans are going to "watch Pennsylvania"? Priceless!

As your link shows in Post 2 shows, when this was going through the PA Courts in 2012-2014, the Republicans could not show EVEN A SINGLE CASE where so-called voter fraud had occurred. Not one. That blew their argument to hell and back, didn't it?

Infuriating.

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Sat Aug 20, 2016, 01:41 PM

4. When I hear that The Mighty Texas Strike Force / True the Vote people

are going to come supervise our Pittsburgh polls, I always think of Jack Lambert and Cliff Harris;


Min 1:44 to 2:08.

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