The real problems are Republican voter suppression and (mostly Republican) gerrymandering. It’s amazing that Trump and Florida Republicans are claiming fraud in elections they are leading!
This disgusting spectacle will reduce public confidence in election results…which may be their goal.
This isn't the first time Trump has questioned the legitimacy of our electoral process. Months before the presidential election in 2016, he began claiming that the election was rigged against him. Watch: pic.twitter.com/aWWcMwlshm
— Hardball (@hardball) November 14, 2018
The recent rhetoric from Trump, and often other Republicans, trying to delegitimize election results is awfully dangerous. Maybe the most openly authoritarian move he's made so far. https://t.co/gKb8B01YVx
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) November 12, 2018
Opinion: Republicans’ war on free and fair elections can’t go unpunished https://t.co/dPrhIWMhNq
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 13, 2018
Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, alleges voter fraud in "four races across the country." pic.twitter.com/CFkAEkoxty
— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) November 10, 2018
— Rick Hasen (@rickhasen) November 12, 2018
What do you do when the president's son grabs hold of a six-year-old story from your website and uses it to spread lies about voter fraud? NBC's station in Miami had that problem on Monday… (https://t.co/hoc9kHREOS) pic.twitter.com/k6RmTsrGq3
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 13, 2018
For the second day in a row, the president has invented claims of voter fraud to interfere in a recount required by law in a prominent Senate race. Not so much as a tweet condemning this behavior from McConnell. He is just as complicit in this assault on our democracy.
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) November 13, 2018
Because voter suppression is real but rampant voter fraud is a myth https://t.co/2AH7xZUiIZ
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) November 13, 2018
GOP candidate leading by ~2,400 votes suggests that outcome differing from what her campaign is expecting (her victory) "could reflect foul play" in CA39. We're expecting a big dump of votes tomorrow from @LACountyRRCC, where Cisneros has been running ahead. https://t.co/qYfOj02KEo
— Christine Mai-Duc (@cmaiduc) November 13, 2018
Russia is helping the Republicans
A network of suspected Russian social media accounts began propagating stories today about voter fraud in Texas, Florida and Ohio, according to the cyber firm Recorded Future. All are key battleground states where Dems are hoping to notch important gains. https://t.co/u8ka60i5HC
— Dustin Volz (@dnvolz) November 7, 2018