Posts Tagged ‘2020 presidential election’

Trump Urges Election Fraud

September 4, 2020

Trump Urges Election Fraud

On Wednesday President Trump urged North Carolina voters to mail in a ballot and then go to the polls on Election Day and vote in person:

Voting twice in a general election is a felony, a federal crime under 52 USC §10307(e). This statute also seems to forbid suborning voter fraud, although White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany denies the president said what he said.

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GOP’s Kanye Spoiler Campaign May Backfire

August 13, 2020

GOP's Kanye Spoiler Campaign May Backfire

Republicans have been supporting the 2020 presidential campaign of rapper Kanye West in an attempt to split the Black vote, to the disadvantage of the Democratic ticket. There are reports of a meeting between Trump’s Secretary of Everything and son-in-law Jared Kushner and Yeezy, and the two are said to be frequent chat buddies. At least two people involved in Kanye’s campaign are Republican operatives.

Mr. West’s campaign seems to have little traction with Black voters, and may actually harm the Trump campaign by siphoning off the votes of the mentally ill.

More:

“Kanye West Indicates That His Spoiler Campaign Is Indeed Designed to Hurt Biden,” Randall Lane, Forbes

“Kanye West, who is pursuing a spot on the 2020 ballot, met with Jared Kushner.” Maggie Haberman and Danny Hakim, New York Times

“Here’s How Republicans Are Boosting Kanye West’s Presidential Campaign,” Barbara Sprunt, NPR News

“Kanye West’s presidential bid bolstered by Republican operatives in at least five states,” Rosalind S. Helderman and Josh Dawsey, New York Times

“Kanye flops among Black voters,” Maya King and Alex Isenstadt, Politico

“Kanye West ‘speaks daily’ to Jared Kushner amid fears of ‘mental health exploitation,'” James Brinsford, The Mirror

Updates:

“Judge orders Kanye West off Virginia ballot,” Laura Vozzella, Washington Post

“Kanye West Wisconsin Ballot Lawsuit Linked To Firm Of Former RNC Chief Counsel,” Zoë Richards, TalkingPointsMemo 

 

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