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As @EdwardGLuce explained in @FinancialTimes, President Trump has sent every signal that, left to his devices, he’ll try to misuse his power to interfere with the upcoming election. 1/8 on.ft.com/2mdZMKp
We have seen example after example Trump might abuse his powers to undermine the #2020election. #ElectionManipulation. Just to name a few ... 2/8
⚠️Threaten to “jail” political opponents
Trump has repeatedly used the #ElectionManipulation tactic of threatening political opponents with prosecution. During the 2016 election, he called for Hillary Clinton to be jailed. 3/8
⚠️Encourage violence toward protesters
Trump has encouraged and endorsed violence toward voters who don’t support his policies as a voter intimidation tool. 4/8
⚠️Spread misinformation to voters
Trump has intentionally spread misinformation to the electorate. Since taking office, he has made over 10,000 false or misleading claims. 5/8
⚠️Cast doubt on the legitimacy of election results
Trump set up a White House commission in an attempt to cast votes from non-supporters as “fraudulent.” The commission was disbanded after eight months without issuing a final report. 6/8
⚠️Weaponize govt’s power
Trump has threatened to withhold gov't services from communities that don't support his policies. He tweeted that he would order FEMA to withhold aid from victims of the CA Camp Fire unless they “g[ot] their act together.” 7/8
As explained in @protctdemocracy’s recent white paper, these tactics all come straight from the authoritarian playbook. That’s why we also explain how Congress can act NOW to ensure a free and fair election in 2020. 8/8 protectdemocracy.org/preventing-and…
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