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🚨Trump is Lying About Vote By Mail and Is Trying to Suppress the Vote.

A 17 part 🧵

Yesterday @realDonaldTrump said that there was a BIG difference between voting by mail-in and voting by absentee?

He lied (again).

Here's what the @GOP and Trump told a federal court.👇
When an election is on the line, spreading lies and disinformation about “widespread voter fraud” has been @realdonaldtrump’s go-to strategy from the very beginning.

His 2016 rallying cry: “millions of people voted illegally.”
(2/17)

📺@washingtonpost
On top of countless studies showing ZERO proof of voter fraud, for whatever it’s worth, even @LindseyGrahamSC urged @realdonaldtrump to “knock this off.”

Yet he continued his crusade...

📺@CNN (3/17)
Desperate to prove a point, Trump invited all of the best voter suppressors in town to the White House and launched the quickly-disbanded Presidential Commission on Election Integrity.

The results: NO findings of voter fraud.

Shocking!! (4/17)
apnews.com/f5f6a73b2af546…
Four years later, Trump is back at his favorite game of voter suppression. But this time, the @GOP has agreed to step in to help.

This year's theme: an all-out attack on vote by mail.

Why? Because they’re terrified of losing in November. (5/17)
washingtonpost.com/politics/as-tr…
** Enter the #VoterSuppressorInChief **

@realdonaldtrump has repeatedly turned to his Twitter bully pulpit to tout false claims of voter fraud and sow confusion around our voting processes.

Just a few of many recent examples 👇 (6/17)
And of course, all of these false claims were met with fact-check after fact-check, proving them untrue.

One of many by @NPR’s @MilesParks:

(7/17)

npr.org/2020/06/22/881…
Even @Twitter stepped in and flagged Trump’s outright lie about vote by mail, which of course he did not like. (8/17)

cnn.com/2020/05/26/tec…
And recently, Trump launched his latest disinformation campaign by drawing false distinctions between “mail in” and “absentee” ballots.

He is deliberately doing this to confuse people. (9/17)
.@factcheckdotorg set the record straight 👇

“Mail-in” and “absentee” ballots mean virtually the same thing. (10/17)
factcheck.org/2020/06/trumps…
Yesterday, @realdonaldtrump fired off his latest round of attacks on vote by mail, once again tweeting misleading distinctions between “absentee” and “mail-in” ballots.

As Trump and the @GOP admitted in court

THEY 👏 MEAN👏 THE 👏 SAME 👏 THING.
(11/17)
And just as Trump Campaign Sr. Counsel Justin Clark admitted on @60Minutes, all of this is because more people voting is a threat to the President’s election.

(12/17)
It’s why the Trump Campaign and RNC are investing $20 million in a voter suppression war chest to combat our voting rights lawsuits in court.👇 (13/17)

nytimes.com/2020/07/07/us/…
It’s why the @GOP is recruiting and training 50,000 “poll watchers” to intimidate voters in minority communities.👇 (14/17)
It’s why Republican state parties like the @NCGOP are erecting new barriers to casting a ballot every day.👇

(15/17)

wral.com/republicans-pr…
It’s even why the @GOP is claiming OUR voting rights victories as its own👀 (16/17)

politizoom.com/2020/07/10/rnc…
My 35+ voting rights cases are an early warning: @realdonaldtrump's assault on our democracy won’t go unchecked.

Together, we will take down the #VoterSuppressionParty of Trump.

Because in 2020 Democracy is on the Docket. (17/17)
democracydocket.com
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