Abrams: Trump Is Trying to Intimidate Voters

In the wake of reports that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made improper sexual advances towards as many as eight women, the candidate has amplified his concerns that the November election could be stolen, giving Democrat Hillary Clinton an undeserved victory. The possibility of voter fraud was first brought up by Trump in August, when he said at a Pennsylvania rally, “We’re going to watch Pennsylvania. Go down to certain areas and watch and study make sure other people don’t come in and vote five times.”

Trump pressed the theme this week, worrying about a stolen election at a Monday rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, according to a story in the New York Times. He continued to press the idea of a stolen election at rallies in Florida and Ohio on Thursday.

Trump’s statements have caused concern among Democrats, who worry about voter suppression. In the Times’s story, Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams shares her concerns:

“He’s using phrases like ‘rigged election’ to incite his followers to rig the election by using tactics like voter intimidation, and I don’t think it’s particularly subtle, and I don’t think he cares about the integrity of our elections,” said Stacey Abrams, the Democratic minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives.

Ms. Abrams, who is African-American and has worked on voting-rights issues, is also the founder of the New Georgia Project, a voter registration and engagement effort in the state. She said Mr. Trump was employing a “voter intimidation model.”

“Just scare them away from the polling place,” she said. “That’s his crude form of voter suppression — not particularly artful, but effective.”

Historically, there have been few documented cases of voter fraud in the United States.

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Meanwhile the dems in coordination with major media outlets are doing everything possible to suppress GOP vote by putting out unsubstantiated stories about Trump on a daily basis. Interesting to see NGP and Abrams put forth as credible sources on the issue when so much donated money is in question. From a recent ATL Mag article, “She hasn’t been open and transparent,” state Sen. Vincent Fort, another Democrat from Atlanta, told us. “Her funders don’t know where her money went. More importantly, the public doesn’t know where the money went.” Mayor Kasim Reed has also questioned the need for the… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Complaints about “unsubstantiated stories” about a sociopath that speaks stream of consciousness are amusing.

We know, we know, it’s a media conspiracy to enlist liars because the system and the election are rigged.

bethebalance
bethebalance

if the point of these comments is to intimidate, i just don’t think they’ll work, unless of course “Second Amendment ppl” show up to polling stations with AR’s on their backs and threats in their mouths. but there will be monitors and attorneys all around, especially in swing states, so i think the existing monitoring system will be largely effective, although some incidents are likely. otoh, i think the reason Lord Drumpf is saying these things is to set himself up to save face. his “good brain” would fry, or will fry, upon being a loser, thrusting him into his… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Is it just me or is anyone else waiting for her to somehow link all of this to – slaveryyyyyyyyy!