FEC Commissioner Has News For Trump: We Do Not 'Get Rid Of' Ballots

Written by on September 24, 2020

Commissioner Ellen Weintraub of the Federal Election Fee has a information flash for President Donald Trump and anybody else who wants to listen to it: “In the USA of America, we don’t ‘eliminate’ ballots.”

Earlier, when requested throughout a press briefing if he would decide to a peaceable switch of energy if he loses the November election, Trump refused to take action, saying, “Properly, we’re going to should see what occurs.”

He then went on to assault mail-in voting, suggesting there would solely be a peaceable transition if mail-in ballots are eliminated. He additionally implied there could be no want for a switch with out mail-in ballots. (He has on a number of events claimed the method favors Democrats).

“Eliminate the ballots and also you’ll have a peaceable … there gained’t be a switch, frankly, there’ll be a continuation,” he mentioned.

Weintraub, a Democratic appointee, cleared issues up with a tweet:

Trump’s brazen disregard for the Democratic course of on Wednesday ignited deep considerations from these on each side of the aisle. It’s simply the newest milestone in his months-long assault on mail-in voting and the nation’s electoral system. He has made persistent efforts to plant seeds of doubt, stoke confusion and delegitimize the electoral course of forward of the presidential election, which he has claimed with out proof will likely be “rigged.”

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