GOP Election Attorney Rips Trump's Attack On Voting: 'As Un-American As It Gets'

Written by on November 2, 2020

A longtime Republican legal professional who labored for a number of presidential campaigns is asking out each President Donald Trump and members of his personal celebration for his or her assaults on the election course of and poll counting.

“That is as un-American because it will get,” Benjamin L. Ginsberg, who labored for former President George W. Bush in the course of the 2000 Florida recount and once more in 2004, wrote within the Washington Submit.

Trump has repeatedly and with out proof claimed of a “rigged” election, attacked voting by mail, and on Sunday mentioned he’s going to sic his attorneys on the varied states after the polls shut Tuesday to cease the counting.

However Ginsberg mentioned previous Republican claims of voter fraud have turned up solely remoted instances.

“Proof of systematic fraud has develop into the Loch Ness Monster of the Republican Celebration,” he wrote. “Folks have spent a variety of time in search of it, but it surely doesn’t exist.” 

Ginsberg, who was a co-chair of the bipartisan 2013 Presidential Fee on Election Administration, warned his celebration’s voter suppression efforts will flip it right into a “everlasting minority” within the face of adjusting demographics.

“These are painful phrases for me to put in writing,” he mentioned.  

“My celebration is destroying itself on the Altar of Trump,” he wrote. “Republican elected officers, celebration leaders and voters should acknowledge how dangerous that is to the celebration’s long-term prospects.”

He concluded with a name for members of his celebration to reject Trump on Tuesday:

“My fellow Republicans, look what we’ve develop into. It’s we who should repair this. Trump shouldn’t be reelected. Vote, however not for him.”

Learn his full op-ed right here.

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