Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein was a guest Sunday on CNN’s amusingly named “Reliable Sources.” The topic du jour was a tweet Donald Trump posted on Saturday that warned, “All levels of government and Law Enforcement are watching carefully for VOTER FRAUD, including during EARLY VOTING. Cheat at your own peril. Violators will be subject to maximum penalties, both civil and criminal!”
Host Brian Stelter asked whether the tweet constituted voter suppression. The question must have struck Bernstein as too ridiculous to answer because he steered the conversation toward the juicy rumor that Trump was planning to declare the midterms illegitimate if the Democrats gained control of the House and/or Senate.
I talked to people … in touch with the White House on Friday who believe that, if the congressional midterms are very close and the Democrats were to win by five or seven seats, that Trump is already talking about how to throw legal challenges into the courts, sow confusion, declare a victory actually, and say that the election’s been illegitimate.
Returning to Stelter’s question about voter suppression, is it not fascinating that the Democrats never react to reports of confirmed voter fraud, which is almost always committed by members of their party? Perhaps the president’s tweet was a reaction to a recent CBS story noting that authorities had uncovered a voter fraud ring in Texas. In August, far-left actor Peter Fonda actually advocated voter fraud on Twitter.
The Left evidently has no interest in reining in this problem, and when the Right takes action, it is accused of disenfranchising voters.
(h/t Washington Examiner)