Michigan Sec. Of State: Trump’s Tweets Were Attempt To Cause Doubt In Election Process | MSNBC

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Michigan Secretary of State Joceylyn Benson spoke to Alex Witt about President Trump's criticism of her decision to send mail-in ballot applications to voters in the state. She claimed his tweets were an attempt to "sow seeds of doubt" in the election process.» Subscribe to MSNBC:

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Michigan Sec. Of State: Trump's Tweets Were Attempt To Cause Doubt In Election Process | MSNBC

78 Comments on "Michigan Sec. Of State: Trump’s Tweets Were Attempt To Cause Doubt In Election Process | MSNBC"

  1. A basic manipulation tactic of Trump’s and the GOP,  is to accuse your opponent of the exact thing that you are doing, so when you get caught doing that thing yourself, it doesn’t seem that drastic. Republicans know that when everyone votes they lose. The Repub party may not have the numbers, but they most certainly have the money. A large majority of money from Big Business and billion dollar corporations is funneled to Repub candidates. This money is used to buy republican politicians for the purpose of giving corporations control over our government.  

    In 2019, the NC Republican operative at the center of an absentee ballot fraud scheme that led the state to order a rerun of a congressional election was arrested and charged with obstruction of justice. The operative, Leslie McCrae Dowless, was charged with three felony counts of obstruction of justice, two counts of conspiring to commit obstruction of justice and two counts of possession of absentee ballots.

    Allegations that operatives working for Dowless illegally collected, and sometimes filled in, absentee ballots on behalf of Republican Mark Harris’ campaign emerged shortly after the Nov. 6 election. They caused the state to hold off certifying Harris’ apparent narrow victory over Democrat Dan McCready.

    During 4 days hearings, the state Board of Elections heard evidence of a well-funded and well-organized campaign to tip the election for the state’s 9th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, which stretches southeast from Charlotte.

    Ballot fraud is extremely rare. But when this case was uncovered in a congressional race in 2018, orchestrated by Republicans, Trump and other republicans looked the other way.  

    The election fraud committed in NC was the largest case in modern American history. Republican Mark Harris, hired a felon, Leslie McCrae Dowless, who promised to deliver unbelievable absentee ballot margins, as he had done in past elections. Dowless hired workers who went to voters’ doorsteps in poor, rural Bladen County, N.C., and “helped” them request, fill out and turn in their ballots. That help included forging signatures and filling in vote choices, and possibly even discarding ballots. The operation mostly targeted black voters. It also appeared the county elections board may have also leaked early vote totals to Republicans.

    Altogether, it was an egregious attack on our democracy, in an election where the margin was only 905 votes. Voters on both sides of the aisle were horrified. But not the Republican Party. When evidence of fraud emerged in the party’s primary, it’s state director, Dallas Woodhouse, turned a blind eye; later, when evidence emerged in the general-election race, he backed Mark Harris, in a lawsuit to be seated in Congress without an investigation 😲 while attacking the bipartisan state elections board and blaming Dems for the fraud. 😲

    It turned out that even the local U.S. attorney, who was appointed by Trump, had failed to act on warnings by the state elections board that Dowless had stolen votes in a different race two years before. Instead, the attorney’s office went on a fishing expedition for fraud committed by immigrants, under the guidance of Jeff Sessions.

    Trump and the GOP love to claim that voters commit fraud, even though it almost never happens, BUT, when one of their own was caught committing the worst case of voter fraud in modern history, they weren’t concerned at all. Just one more page from the Republican Party’s dirty elections playbook.

    • ryan boughton | May 23, 2020 at 7:11 PM | Reply

      Liam Larby my wife has worked many elections in our county and it really opened my eyes to how distorted the parties have made this process. Especially in wi.

    • Support your Troops & Athletes | May 23, 2020 at 7:30 PM | Reply

      Ivanka Trump had NEW polling counting ballot machines made & went through China to Grant her a pantent in 2019 only for the Trump family to sell these polling machines to each state that are obviously rigged machines to favor the republican partisan base only. Yet her father Donald is mad for people opting to vote by mail. Gee I wonder why he is so mad, it is common sense more than ever now. Trump even mentioned if voting by mail occurs, Republicans have no chance.

      Well with the obvious cheating partisan rigged machines is his only chance as he could not have legal voting if his life depended on it. Americans had voted on to have mail by voting legal in America and the majority of Americans opted for this to be approved into law and it was. Trump himself has been voting with Melanie by mail for years including this year recently but he is saying it is illegal. If that is the case, both him and Melanie already committed crimes already in that area. So since the mail in ballots will stop these rigged polling machines that Ivanka now has a patent for and since Americans need to protect themselves and familes from this deadly virus, let’s take care of both things at the same time and simply vote by mail to have a fair vote and one that does not bring on health issues and or deaths. *Please let all your friends and families know to do mail in voting before the November 3rd, 2020 presidential elections* . Please read the link below the shows Ivanka was approved by China for the new American polling machines. Yet Trump is threating to hold back stimulus checks after his misleading lies after his knowledge of the spread of the virus that caused over 95 thousand deaths and growing as well as distruction of the economy. Why make threats to innocent people? It is common sense why Trump is so mad today with his 36% support base. Enjoy you read on the voting ballot approval patent on the below link. How Ironic it occured just this past November 2019 as well. 🤔

      https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-ivanka-idUSKCN1NB0TL

    • Doug Butler | May 23, 2020 at 7:41 PM | Reply

      You need schooling girl and also you need to be deprogrammed. Those really bad Demorats, really hurt you real bad.

    • Alan aka FANG | May 23, 2020 at 10:02 PM | Reply

      Actually that’s what the Democrats do David.
      Nice Projection tho bro 😉✌️
      Joe’s phonecall is a typical this for that bribe 🙄

  2. ChisrsGardener | May 23, 2020 at 3:46 PM | Reply

    I’ve read DJT is afraid of women. Use a moustache to pretend that reason has no gender.

  3. Tessie Talker | May 23, 2020 at 3:47 PM | Reply

    Rogue was a hero in the Star Wars storyline. You go, girl. You are a hero.

  4. The Michigan Secretary of State not only knows her job & is doing her job to represent all citizens of their state; She’s doing it with a sense of humor. Well done😉

    • Brian Smith | May 23, 2020 at 7:24 PM | Reply

      Susan Gunn
      Absolutely powerless and totally ineffective , but well done, bravo 👏

    • @Brian Smith You’re a moron. Trump doesn’t know how anything works, but you still entrust all that blind faith in him. As he said, “I love the uneducated.” Tag, Brian, you’re it. Have a Clorox Cocktail.🍸 Cheers!

    • Duane Drouillard | May 23, 2020 at 9:19 PM | Reply

      Not to be rude or abrupt, but she also looks good doing it,. With all respect

    • Shes a Leftist cheat

    • Christine Venner | May 23, 2020 at 10:39 PM | Reply

      @DL Haye That’s all I see trump supporters say.
      “Fake blah blah”
      “Cheating blah blah”
      No actual reasons, just parroting trump.
      Kinda weak really.

  5. Varekai Ascendant | May 23, 2020 at 3:49 PM | Reply

    Donald Trumps Paranoid misogynistic attitude on full display.

    • Varekai Ascendant | May 23, 2020 at 7:30 PM | Reply

      @Brian Smith You poor delusional deplorable, you have a severe case of B.T.L.M.D. ‘’Believing Trumps Lies Mental Disorder’’
      The Cure for that condition? A Frontal Lobotomy.
      But that won’t work on You, you have to have a functioning Brain that you pathetically lack.

    • @Brian Smith TDS – Trump Delusional Syndrome; the mistaken notion by halfwits that Trump is even remotely competent LMFAO.

  6. The Insane Anonymous Streamer | May 23, 2020 at 3:49 PM | Reply

    Another day and another 1000+ Americans dead while he tweets.

  7. iAbuse Artemis | May 23, 2020 at 3:49 PM | Reply

    So he can mail his vote to Florida but people in Michigan can’t? Hypocrite

    • Lisa Elissa | May 23, 2020 at 7:54 PM | Reply

      @ryan boughton 👍👍😄

    • Connie Hahn for individuals who hate trump sure do know a lot about him you must worship trump and his family 7 days a week to know all that🤣

    • Cassidy Smith | May 23, 2020 at 9:52 PM | Reply

      @Mr Fruitjuice Good luck with that. His supporters thought by him not taking a salary, he was doing it for the American people. He didn’t take a salary to keep his taxes hidden.

    • There is a difference in absentee for certain exceptions than making our Elections at polling places WITH ID now Mail in Votes! Ignorance is no excuse for this dog piling on fake facts.

    • Those mail in ballots should help us cheat and defeat the Orange Haired Rasputin. Then we can keep more people on plantation.

  8. No clowning around gaming | May 23, 2020 at 3:52 PM | Reply

    no wonder his children agree with him or they would be cut out of the will ” that’s it I a am withdrawing funding to your future ” lol

  9. Suresh Shottam | May 23, 2020 at 3:53 PM | Reply

    The only fraudulent voting is when the Russians tamper with the voting machines like Diebold to convert votes for the Democrat to votes fro Trump. The Russians cannot mess with mail-in voting so Trump is fighting hard to prevent it, cause he knows he will lose big time in a fair election.

    • @Mike Laing weed has what to do with mail voting?

    • I think if Putin flipped WY against Cheney with an obvious trail it would be evidence the results of the election are false and he’s not leaving. No way would WY vote Blue. It’s too small to worry about. WY officials might help…if it means 4 more years.

    • Plus all this challenge will be after trump defaults on the debt during the next ceiling hike, in Oct to pay China back for Covid-19… thus destroying the dollar as a global reserve…and the second wave.

    • The Socialist always cheat during elections. Everyone knows this.

    • @greg j You’re missing the point of mail-in ballots.

  10. Make no mistake about it, Trump and the GOP wants to take away your right to vote..

  11. Soren Ingram | May 23, 2020 at 3:58 PM | Reply

    Trump is a “Clear and Present Danger” to US Lives and Liberty

    • @Soren Ingram I couldn’t have put it better myself

    • Barry Sutton | May 23, 2020 at 4:41 PM | Reply

      Trump’s going to win AGAIN and Looney-Tune MSNBC groupies will be Screaming at the Sky AGAIN
      😁😁😁😁

    • @Barry Sutton not a chance, you are tapped

    • Beatrice Asarte | May 23, 2020 at 6:14 PM | Reply

      He is a danger to the whole world to.

    • Support your Troops & Athletes | May 23, 2020 at 7:30 PM | Reply

      Ivanka Trump had NEW polling counting ballot machines made & went through China to Grant her a pantent in 2019 only for the Trump family to sell these polling machines to each state that are obviously rigged machines to favor the republican partisan base only. Yet her father Donald is mad for people opting to vote by mail. Gee I wonder why he is so mad, it is common sense more than ever now. Trump even mentioned if voting by mail occurs, Republicans have no chance.

      Well with the obvious cheating partisan rigged machines is his only chance as he could not have legal voting if his life depended on it. Americans had voted on to have mail by voting legal in America and the majority of Americans opted for this to be approved into law and it was. Trump himself has been voting with Melanie by mail for years including this year recently but he is saying it is illegal. If that is the case, both him and Melanie already committed crimes already in that area. So since the mail in ballots will stop these rigged polling machines that Ivanka now has a patent for and since Americans need to protect themselves and familes from this deadly virus, let’s take care of both things at the same time and simply vote by mail to have a fair vote and one that does not bring on health issues and or deaths. *Please let all your friends and families know to do mail in voting before the November 3rd, 2020 presidential elections* . Please read the link below the shows Ivanka was approved by China for the new American polling machines. Yet Trump is threating to hold back stimulus checks after his misleading lies after his knowledge of the spread of the virus that caused over 95 thousand deaths and growing as well as distruction of the economy. Why make threats to innocent people? It is common sense why Trump is so mad today with his 36% support base. Enjoy you read on the voting ballot approval patent on the below link. How Ironic it occured just this past November 2019 as well. 🤔

      https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-ivanka-idUSKCN1NB0TL

  12. Trump is readying his excuses for when he loses, conditioning his followers to be triggered by the phrase “voter fraud”. The election and the lame-duck period afterward will not be pretty. I hope all Americans stay safe.

  13. Dattatreya517 | May 23, 2020 at 4:02 PM | Reply

    Joceylyn Benson is one of strong Democrat women on Governor Whitmer’s team

  14. Voting machines can be hacked. That’s why the repugnants object to voting by mail

  15. “If we had more people voting, you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again.”
    – Donald Trump

    • myko freder | May 23, 2020 at 5:44 PM | Reply

      It’s not the voters concern to worry about the election process, just vote and realize you probably will do it by mail this time. In August start to look up how you vote by mail and request your ballot, don’t assume you will receive anything in the mail. Start early and be ready to jump through any hoop, lack of response, signature problem, etc. If you think the hoops are of political nature, make a note of who to vote against the next time you have a chance, state officials have web sights for comment let them know the how and why of your future votes.

    • Nancy M Ross | May 23, 2020 at 6:54 PM | Reply

      Given the state of the Republican party right now, that should be a good reason to vote right now. VOTE BLUE.

    • Brian Smith | May 23, 2020 at 7:13 PM | Reply

      Nancy M Ross
      Yep vote the way you will feel in November 😂

    • @Nancy M Ross vote now , most democrats will be indicted before election day.

    • North The Great | May 23, 2020 at 8:55 PM | Reply

      If the Republicans ever get 20% of the black vote the Democrats may never win again. Trump’s was at 24% a month ago.

      Then Joe F’ed-up.. Now at 28% and rising. Good luck.

  16. Nathaniel Joy | May 23, 2020 at 4:36 PM | Reply

    The only fake news is whatever comes out of trump’s mouth or twitter account.

  17. Gloria Gargano | May 23, 2020 at 4:41 PM | Reply

    I don’t pay attention to him he’s a BULLY he’s just a snake

  18. Robert Wong | May 23, 2020 at 5:03 PM | Reply

    That’s his specialty: Threat, bullying, ignorant, arrogant and being stupid.

  19. Chicago Boy | May 23, 2020 at 5:17 PM | Reply

    Trumps meddling in Michigan is going to cost him the state big time in November!

  20. Self Learning | May 23, 2020 at 5:24 PM | Reply

    Everyone DOES know they have a right to vote by mail.

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