With the 2018 midterm elections just hours away, President Trump tweeted this about what’s being monitored:
Law Enforcement has been strongly notified to watch closely for any ILLEGAL VOTING which may take place in Tuesday’s Election (or Early Voting). Anyone caught will be subject to the Maximum Criminal Penalties allowed by law. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2018
That caught the eye of some blue check journos:
Voter suppression from the president of the United States. https://t.co/8d4Z7A6Egj
— Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman) November 5, 2018
in a better world, everyone would be disgusted by this https://t.co/vX0h48nJx1
— Jason Fagone (@jfagone) November 5, 2018
There is virtually zero illegal voting in this country, and the president knows it.
So what is the purpose of this tweet? https://t.co/9aUpTVxHiP
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) November 5, 2018
Trump is already working to delegitimize an election that hasn't yet happened. https://t.co/50HYJ8Q41W
— Jackson Proskow (@JProskowGlobal) November 5, 2018
There's a federal law against voter intimidation. https://t.co/2GkoNavOMH
— pam fessler (@pamelafessler) November 5, 2018
"Whoever intimidates, threatens, coerces, or attempts to intimidate, threaten, or coerce, any other person for the purpose of interfering with the right of such other person to vote … shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both." 18 USC § 594 https://t.co/5hNwySxcCX
— Gregory Korte (@gregorykorte) November 5, 2018
The president of the United States is actively promoting voter intimidation and suppression. https://t.co/dibbjpSXVi
— Fiddler (@cFidd) November 5, 2018
On the other hand…
That Dems consider policing voter fraud to be “suppression” says a lot. https://t.co/jF7Y2dmYuo
— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) November 5, 2018
It sure does.
Fighting potenial voter fraud is bad…. got ya…. progressive logic right here folks. https://t.co/7ODCwvomaF
— cr (@propatriots) November 5, 2018
Many are answering Trump’s tweet by saying vote fraud doesn’t exist. Except for when it does, of course.