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Trump Continues Dangerous Election Assault By Claiming Nevada Governor Will 'Cheat On The Ballots'

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday continued to make dangerously unfounded claims concerning the legitimacy of the November presidential election by attacking Nevada’s governor and claiming the state will “cheat on the ballots,” warning with no proof in any way that the election will probably be “rigged.”

“He’ll cheat on the ballots. I’ve little doubt about it,” Trump stated in a call-in session on “Fox & Pals,” referring to Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D). “You’re gonna see one thing with these ballots. You’re gonna see corruption such as you’ve by no means seen. You’re gonna see a rigged election.”

Trump continues to solid doubt on voting by mail, which many Individuals are anticipated to do that yr due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He has unfold lies and misinformation about mail-in ballots, together with by suggesting that folks ought to vote twice, which is unlawful. He additionally repeatedly steered he’ll problem the legitimacy of the November election.

In making his harmful insinuations Tuesday, Trump falsely claimed a number of occasions Sisolak “is answerable for the ballots.” The state’s secretary of state is answerable for administering elections, as is the case in most U.S. states.

Sisolak has been the supply of Trump’s assaults as a result of the governor known as Trump’s choice to hold an indoor rally Sunday in Las Vegas — violating the state’s COVID-19 guidelines — “reckless and egocentric.” 

“The President seems to have forgotten that this nation continues to be in the midst of a world pandemic,” he wrote on Twitter Sunday night time.

Supporters had been seen not following COVID-19 well being pointers, together with that solely a small variety of folks had been carrying masks in a packed venue. On Tuesday, Trump claimed he held the indoor rally as a result of Sisolak rejected the marketing campaign’s recommendations for out of doors websites. Sisolak, like many officers throughout the nation, has restricted the dimensions of public gatherings to assist cut back the unfold of the virus. Trump’s rally — indoors or open air — was in clear violation of the state’s rule that public gatherings should consist of no more than 50 people.

The president and his allies have routinely flouted public well being steering and downplayed the severity of the pandemic to deflect consideration from his personal shambolic response.  

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