This is a man who is scared shitless he’s gonna lose his job like millions of other Americans…
The guy is actually saying he’ll stop sending back the tax money people pay TO the Federal government because they want to excersise their right to vote safely?
THAT ought go over like a brick ballon with voters and a judge…
Even Red States are rushing to avail main-in voting….
The worry about voter fraud is just a diversion…
It’s coming for the November election…
And Trump isn’t gonna scare anyone by saying he’ll hold up their money….
But he does seem to running hard to make sure he loses his job next January ….
President Trump threatened Wednesday to “hold up” federal funding to Michigan if the state proceeds with a plan to send absentee ballot applications to all of its 7.7 million voters in a bid to mitigate the risks of in-person voting in the state’s primary and general election this year.
Trump did not specify which funds he might withhold, and he has not always followed through with similar threats.
His message — delivered in a morning tweet — comes as many states grapple with how to safely proceed with elections. Amid the pandemic, Trump has repeatedly railed against mail-in voting, claiming it is subject to fraud and has hurt Republicans in previous elections.
Trump made a similar threat in a second tweet Wednesday directed at Nevada, which is using an all-mail system for its primary election in June. Trump claimed that has created “a great Voter Fraud scenario for the State.”
On Tuesday, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D) announced all of Michigan’s registered voters would be mailed absentee ballot applications for the state’s primaries in August and general election in November.
“Breaking: Michigan sends absentee ballots to 7.7 million people ahead of Primaries and the General Election,” Trump wrote in his tweet, incorrectly describing the move to send applications for ballots. “This was done illegally and without authorization by a rogue Secretary of State. I will ask to hold up funding to Michigan if they want to go down this Voter Fraud path!”
Trump tagged the Treasury Department among others in his tweet.
“By mailing applications, we have ensured that no Michigander has to choose between their health and their right to vote,” Benson said in announcing the decision on Tuesday.
Trump’s threat comes as Michigan responds to unprecedented flooding after a pair of dams in Midland County collapsed following record rainfall….
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D) responded to President Trump after he threatened to withhold federal funding to the state over officials mailing out applications for absentee ballots.
President Trump tweeted early on Tuesday claiming that Michigan sent “absentee ballots to 7.7 million people ahead of Primaries and the General Election.” He alleged that the move was done “illegally by a rogue Secretary of State.”
Benson responded to the president, saying, “Hi! I also have a name, it’s Jocelyn Benson. And we sent applications, not ballots. Just like my colleagues in Iowa, Georgia, Nebraska and West Virginia,” in a tweet….
My Name Is Jack says
Just blowing off his mouth for the Rabble.
They like this kind of stuff.
Shows he’s standing up to “them.”( a nebulous term that shifts according to the circumstances)
Scott P says
Meanwhile in Oregon–From Politicalwire:
“Oregon Republicans nominated Jo Rae Perkins (R) for the U.S. Senate race, a candidate who believes in QAnon, the baseless conspiracy theory that has taken root among some far-right supporters of President Trump, the Washington Post reports.
In a video posted on Twitter Tuesday night, Perkins declared that she supports the conspiracy theory: “Where we go one, we go all. I stand with President Trump. I stand with Q and the team. Thank you Anons, and thank you patriots. And together, we can save our republic.”
Q Anon people are straight up nuts! They believe Trump was actually impeached because he was going to expose Tom Hanks among others as pedophiles.
The Republican Party is a sad scary joke now. Voting Democrat is the only way to stand up to this craziness. Hit em where it hurts!
Believer in QAnon conspiracy theory wins Republican Senate nomination in Oregon
Oregon Republicans on Tuesday elected a Senate nominee who believes in QAnon, the baseless conspiracy theory that has taken root among some far-right supporters of President Trump.
Jo Rae Perkins bested three other candidates to win the GOP nomination to face Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) in November.
In a video posted to her Twitter feed Tuesday night, Perkins declared that she supports the conspiracy theory, which revolves around “Q,” an anonymous Internet user claiming to be a government agent with top security clearance….
Turns out Trump is lying again….
On Trump’s corrupt and deranged threat to cut off aid to Michigan:
* During impeachment, Dems raised this exact scenario
* What he’s threatening is illegal
* Trump is a clownish autocrat: House Ds tell me Michigan has already gotten its $$$
Opinion | Trump just said the corrupt part out loud
Trump is now using disaster aid money to openly extort governors.
Scott P says
Trump may be beyond help in Michigan. He only won the state by 10,000 votes in 2016.
If it is off the table he can still win if WI and PA stay red, PA looks unlikely to vote GOP again so it would come down to WI, which I still think of as a toss up. But AZ is increasingly looking like a Biden pickup. If AZ goes blue Trump loses even if he keeps WI.
And we haven’t even talked about FL NC or GA.
As for Clinton states Trump could pick up? Well he claimed yesterday he eould pick off VA. But with polls showing Biden leading there by 13-15 pts seems highl7 ally highly unlikely.
Pa should be Blue
Fla should be back for Dem’s also
NC and Ga ARE stretch’s
People need to stop about Texas
Not soon enough….
Scott P says
States most likely to flip from R to D ranked
4. Wisconsin/Florida (tie)
5. North Carolina
States most “likely” (I put that in quotes since at this point it’s quite unlikely any states flip blue to red)
2. New Hampshire
I’d like to post your list Scott….
Feeling good about MI, PA and AZ going blue. FL would be would amazing.
Biden needs a good EC margin….
A close win would be a rough one…
Things started to go south on Hillary in Summer…
Agree that Biden needs a good EC margin.
Romney: “In my state I’ll bet 90 percent of us vote by mail. It works very, very well. And it’s a very Republican state.”
Scott P says
Meanwhile in South Carolina–talk about the left hand not knowing what the right hand was doing!
“A Republican campaign flyer in South Carolina simultaneously blasts vote-by-mail programs while explaining how voters can get an absentee ballot”