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….