Trump Just Went On Twitter Rant Threatening ‘Maximum Penalty’ For Any ‘ILLEGAL VOTING’
An increasingly deranged Donald Trump warned on Monday that anyone caught committing voter fraud in Tuesday’s midterm elections will be “subject to the maximum criminal penalties.”
“Law Enforcement has been strongly notified to watch closely for any ILLEGAL VOTING which may take place in Tuesday’s Election (or Early Voting),” Trump said in a tweet one day before the midterms.
The erratic president has frequently claimed, without proof, that voter fraud is a significant issue.
Shortly after his election in 2016, he insisted that he would have won the popular vote against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton if “millions of people” had not voted illegally.
“In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally,” Trump tweeted on November, 2016.
Experts, however, have said that illegal voting did not occur.
In an attempt to save face, the White House launched the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in May 2017 to investigate Trump’s unfounded claims. It was led by conservative Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is now a GOP gubernatorial candidate in the state.
Trump was forced to dissolve the controversial commission in January after several states refused to hand over voter information and it was unable to prove a large number of votes were cast illegally.
You can read Trump’s tweets and post your response in the comments section below:
All levels of government and Law Enforcement are watching carefully for VOTER FRAUD, including during EARLY VOTING. Cheat at your own peril. Violators will be subject to maximum penalties, both civil and criminal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2018
Law Enforcement has been strongly notified to watch closely for any ILLEGAL VOTING which may take place in Tuesday’s Election (or Early Voting). Anyone caught will be subject to the Maximum Criminal Penalties allowed by law. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2018