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2020 Watch: Trumpís new focus on baseless voter fraud claims
The Associated Press ^ | June 29, 2020 | By STEVE PEOPLES (D-AP)

Posted on 06/29/2020 3:43:23 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

THE NARRATIVE

President Donald Trump is aggressively working to undercut public confidence in the November general election by stoking baseless concerns about voter fraud as he continues to struggle through one of the lowest points of his presidency.

The familiar yet startling attacks on a pillar of democracy come amid a resurgence of the coronavirus under Trump’s watch that forced Vice President Mike Pence to cancel upcoming campaign stops in Florida and Arizona and pushed several Trump-allied Republican governors to scale back reopening efforts.

THE BIG QUESTIONS

Is the president’s focus on (nonexistent) voter fraud already de-legitimizing the election?

Trump has the world’s most powerful megaphone, and he’s increasingly using it to undercut the legitimacy of his own country’s election system.

Wasn’t the warm summer air supposed to kill the coronavirus?

Just two months ago, Trump offered a bold prediction: “Maybe this goes away with heat and light. It seems like that’s the case.”

Will Trump’s fireworks at Mount Rushmore help?

Always eager to embrace made-for-TV shows of strength, Trump is planning a massive fireworks display at Mount Rushmore on Friday. In so doing, he is pushing past a decade-old ban on pyrotechnics in the South Dakota national park that was instituted to help reduce the risk of forest fires.

How visible does Biden need to be this summer?

Biden’s team has repeatedly dismissed calls for him to play a more active role on the campaign trail in the midst of the pandemic, and a growing body of polling evidence suggests that the low profile paid off. But how long can it continue?

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2020; fakenews; journalism; media; narrative; socialists; votefraud
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1 posted on 06/29/2020 3:43:23 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

sound like AP is IN on the voter fraud,
and an active part of its coverup.

AP <= the enemy


2 posted on 06/29/2020 3:46:32 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Liar.
Trump was invited to an already planned Fireworks display


3 posted on 06/29/2020 3:49:18 AM PDT by South Dakota (This is what I do. I drink and I know things)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“Myth” Busted? New Jersey AG Indicts Four Over “Hundreds” Of Fraudulent Mail-In Ballots

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3859628/posts

1 in 5 Ballots Rejected as Fraud Is Charged in N.J. Mail-In Election

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3859507/posts

4 posted on 06/29/2020 3:57:37 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It is the democrats and their media that have been working 24/7 to destroy the legitimacy of our elections for years now. They never accepted the last one.


5 posted on 06/29/2020 4:01:52 AM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Baseless” my ass


6 posted on 06/29/2020 4:25:09 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

AP = Always Propaganda


7 posted on 06/29/2020 4:28:41 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (China kills over 450,000 and the sheeple sleep. Cops kill one person, and cities burn.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Mail-in ballots are just like Barr said...the opportunity for massive fraud is self evident. And that’s the problem for the press which is why they’re on the mission to convince us otherwise.


8 posted on 06/29/2020 4:32:44 AM PDT by ARW
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A message needing to be given to America. It is time for a renewal in America. One of hope, equality, respect, and tolerance. In order to accomplish this we must throw the old failed establishment of the democrat party. A party that was birthed in slavery and clothed in a history of slave creation.

People of America were promised the Democrat party would change from it oppressive tenancies by FDR with the New Deal but instead they were given a raw deal and the foundational characteristics of the party outlasted those who wished change.

For all people who feel oppressed and put down by society. But can never quite identify who and why. Let me clearly point out the cause of this injury. It is the Democrat party deep with history of oppression of people of color, that is the cause. Do not let their lies, deceit, manipulation and false promises misdirect you. They are a party built for the cause of enrichment of the few and the oppression of others.

It is time for a new future for America and it can only be accomplished with the elimination of the party who was present at the time of this oppression.

God Bless America


9 posted on 06/29/2020 4:35:28 AM PDT by MagillaX
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To: ARW

If these kinds of ballots are ripe for exploitation, then why in the he11 are the democrats fighting so damned hard to get them?????

Never take their words literally. They give you the truth behind them


10 posted on 06/29/2020 4:37:56 AM PDT by z3n
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To: SmokingJoe

1 in 5 Ballots Rejected as Fraud Is Charged in N.J. Mail-In Election

The Rats always overplay their hand. Always. I mean they can get away with 5%, maybe even 10% voter fraud, but pushing it to 20%. That’s too far, man.


11 posted on 06/29/2020 5:20:14 AM PDT by Flick Lives (My work's illegal, but at least it's honest. - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

a massive fireworks display at Mount Rushmore on Friday. In so doing, he is pushing past a decade-old ban on pyrotechnics in the South Dakota national park...

i.e. An Rat instituted ban by Obama


12 posted on 06/29/2020 5:22:08 AM PDT by Flick Lives (My work's illegal, but at least it's honest. - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Can this guy stick to one topic? Is this what passes for a augment now?

What does corona-virus and fireworks have to do with voter fraud? This guy needs to go back and learn how to write a effective argument. He can't even keep on topic.

I always learned that you start with a point in the beginning of the writing. Then back it up with your points in the body and finally pull all the points together in the end.

Man some writers just don't know how to write anymore. This guy is all over the place in a obvious attempt to harm Trump but makes himself look like a idiot who can not write.

Where is the editor? Aren't they suppose to catch this style of bad writing?

13 posted on 06/29/2020 5:27:20 AM PDT by jimpick
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Baseless”

Editorializing by a know-nothing


14 posted on 06/29/2020 5:31:34 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (See St George's Rap Sheet . . . TAG PedoJoe with "DEFUND the POLICE")
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To: jimpick

Oh yes! I would always tell any of my kids struggling with writing a hs paper, “honey, an OUTLINE is your friend”. It really is a simple thing


15 posted on 06/29/2020 5:49:54 AM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Mail-in voting IS NOT A PILLAR OF DEMOCRACY. Our Elections are, but the Rats have been working night and day to overthrow the integrity of our Elections, FOR DECADES.

How do you like their newest ‘17 days of counting after the Election’ approach??


16 posted on 06/29/2020 5:54:03 AM PDT by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell..?)
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To: Diogenesis

Let’s see if I got this right...there seem to be many reports of election/voter fraud not just now but over the last several years. Then there is basically one group saying it largely doesn’t exist, however this same group is pushing mail-in ballots using the covid virus as an excuse. Anyone paying attention knows there is much chance for abuse with mail-in ballots. Any thinking person must see the clear pattern in all this.


17 posted on 06/29/2020 6:01:00 AM PDT by oldtech
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To: Diogenesis

Let’s see if I got this right...there seem to be many reports of election/voter fraud not just now but over the last several years. Then there is basically one group saying it largely doesn’t exist, however this same group is pushing mail-in ballots using the covid virus as an excuse. Anyone paying attention knows there is much chance for abuse with mail-in ballots. Any thinking person must see the clear pattern in all this.


18 posted on 06/29/2020 6:01:09 AM PDT by oldtech
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To: originalbuckeye

AP writer Peoples is married to CNN’s Zain Asher. an example of her work:

8 Mar: CNN: Christiana Figueres on why women are vital to the climate fight
CNN’s Zain Asher interviewed Figueres in New York.
Zain Asher: You’ve said how critical the next 10 years are to humanity’s long-term future. Does it frighten you that more people aren’t alarmed by that?...

Zain Asher: Where does gender equality figure in the fight?...

Zain Asher: When your time is done, what do you hope will be your legacy?
CF: I don’t care if I’ve made a difference. What I care about is, have we collectively made a difference?
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/08/world/christiana-figueres-interview-c2e/index.html


19 posted on 06/29/2020 6:01:49 AM PDT by MAGAthon (h)
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To: Diogenesis

Are any AP reporters not communist scum?


20 posted on 06/29/2020 6:10:58 AM PDT by GranTorino (Bloody Lips Save Ships.)
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