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Trump Campaign Fears His Attacks On Absentee Voting May Wind Up Costing Him The Election

Each day, the Trump reelection campaign looks at the national polls and their own internal polling and sees the same thing: The incumbent president way behind in with nearly every demographic group: Women, residents of the suburbs, college educated men, blue collar workers.


Those polls also tell top campaign officials that they need a historic turnout from voters who cast a ballot for Trump in 2016 but are wavering on whether or not they’ll support him again. So making voting as easy as possible would seem to be the logical way make sure people participate in a couple of months.

And yet, President Donald Trump repeatedly attacks the idea of voting by mail, claiming (falsely) that it leads to fraud and takes months to count the ballots if they’re cast via the U.S. mail.


But it turns out that Trump’s railing against the safest way to vote in a pandemic could wind up costing him a second term in office, CNN notes, with campaign officials admitting it could well backfire:

“‘It’s not smart,’ one senior administration official said of Trump’s comments, noting the likelihood that the pandemic will make voting in-person, at least in some areas, impossible. ‘When we are eventually forced to have mail-in ballots, it’s our people who won’t vote because they don’t trust the system.'”

Behind the scenes, the Trump team is desperately trying to counter the anti-mail balloting rhetoric the president continues to spew all over Twitter:

“Trump Victory boasts it has more than 1,500 paid staff members and a nearly 2-million-person volunteer corps as the central part of its aggressive campaign to both register voters and educate them on voting laws and ballot deadlines in their state. And the RNC’s $350-million voter data investment lets it know just where to unleash that machine, giving it insight into who exactly it needs to be targeting and with what information, even as the system continues to change daily. According to one RNC official, these voters receive constant reminders via phone calls, text messages and email about when they need to return their ballot.”


In key battleground states such as Pennsylvania, a small decrease in Republican votes could cost Trump the state and also be detrimental to GOP candidates up and down the ballot, which is why even the president’s campaign operatives are working to counter his opposition to mail voting, with Kelly Bellerby-Allen, a GOP candidate for state representative from Croydon remarking:

“I tell them, ‘Get that mail-in ballot.'”

But if even a small percentage of Republican voters don’t heed that advice and decide to stay home rather than venture out on Election Day, Trump’s lies about voting by mail could well come back to bite him right on the butt. How’s that for perfect irony?

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Ivanka Urged Campaign To Push Hacked Emails From Wikileaks In Closing Days Of 2016 Election

While we’ve long known that Ivanka Trump plays a significant role in almost every decision her father makes — especially since he was elected president — it turns out she also was part of the conspiracy to use hacked information from Wikileaks to harm Hillary Clinton’s campaign as part of the 2016 election.


The Daily Mail reports that Ivanka specifically urged the Trump campaign to leverage illegally hacked computer files in the closing days of the last presidential race. The Daily Mail directly quotes a bipartisan report from the Senate Intelligence Committee which was released this week and reads in part:

“An email Ivanka wrote encouraged the Trump campaign to do more to spread the world about WikiLeaks releases of hacked emails containing damaging information about Hillary Clinton – even after Donald Trump repeatedly touted WikiLeaks at his campaign rallies ….

“In mid-October, Ivanka Trump tasked the Campaign’s senior officials (including [Steve] Bannon, [Dan] Scavino, Stephen Miller and Jason Miller) with preparing two Trump tweets every day linking to WikiLeaks content, which, she said, would help ‘refocus the narrative.'”


So the daughter of the current president was pushing top campaign officials to disseminate information that had been stolen from computer servers of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), even though those files had been obtained by theft and illegally distributed online by a well-known group of cyber criminals who have also illegally stolen and released top secret information from the U.S. government on numerous occasions, potentially threatening the national security of the United States.


Over the years, Ivanka has tried to paint herself as a moderating force for good who often disagrees with her father on any number of issues. But the Senate report makes it clear she’s just a underhanded snake devoid of any morals who believes she’s above the law.

Ivanka Trump is part of a massive criminal conspiracy. She needs to be investigated, indicted, and, if convicted, placed in prison for as long as the law allows.

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The Trump Campaign Proudly Vows To Protect A Statue Of Jesus – That’s Located In Brazil!

The reelection campaign of President Donald Trump wants American voters to know that if he’s given a second term in office, he’ll focus on protecting monuments to the things right-wingers hold most dear: The traitorous Confederacy, white supremacy, and Jesus.


Oh, and if you doubt the sincerity of the Trump team, consider that they’re even willing to protect statues in other countries, according to an ad the campaign ran on Facebook and Instagram:

Yes, you can rest better tonight know that the world-famous Christ the Redeemer statue, which is found in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is safe.

Derp!


According to The Daily Beast:

“The Trump Make America Great Again Committee, a joint fundraising account for the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee, paid between $14,000 and $22,000 to promote 67 versions of the ad on Facebook and Instagram. The ads, which began running on Friday and are now inactive, were viewed between 930,000 and 1.1 million times, according to Facebook data.”


Of course, knowing what we do about those who still support Trump, they probably didn’t even realize the statue featured in the ad could be found in Brazil. The likelihood is high that most Trumpers believe Christ the Redeemer can be found in Washington, D.C. and plan to travel to the nation’s capital so they can see it and take a few selfies with the Lord.

Do you get the feeling the entire Trump operation is just going through the motions at this point? It sure as hell looks that way.

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Trump’s Job Disapproval Rating Hits An All-Time High As His Campaign Continues To Implode

Though it seemed that things could not possibly get any worse for Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, new polling data shows that the president’s quest for a second term in office is more endangered than ever before.


A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll reveals that 58 percent of those surveyed said they disapprove of the job Trump is doing as president, an all-time high for the current resident of the White House, according to The Hill:

“The percent of respondents who disapprove of the job he’s doing in the White House reached its highest level yet this month, at 58 percent.

“Among registered voters included in the survey, Trump did not fare much better. Fifty-seven percent said they disapprove of his job performance, while 41 percent approved.”

The demographic breakdown of voting blocs also contains terrible news for Trump, with African-Americans, white voters, and suburban residents all saying they’re dissatisfied with the job the president is doing.


In a head-to-head matchup against Joe Biden, Trump trails by eight points, with the Democratic challenger holding a 52 to 44 percent advantage.

But perhaps the most concerning data that has hit the campaign this week came from polls in key battleground states, all of which are leaning toward Biden:

“A Marquette Law School poll of Wisconsin released this week found Trump’s support among GOP voters in the state dropping 10 points, from 93 percent to 83 percent. Biden held a 9-point overall advantage over Trump in that poll.”

Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania were the three key states that provided Trump’s electoral margin of victory in 2016.


How bad are things for the Trump 2020 campaign? Jonathan Martin of The New York Times reports that the Trump team has been forced to buy ad time in Georgia and Texas, both of which went big for the president four years ago but are now trending to Biden. That alone proves just how desperate Trump’s campaign advisers are and how far he’s behind are across the country.

There are still four months until the election. But with coronavirus again spiking in over a dozen states — several of which voted for Trump in the last election — things are looking dire for the president. And with his increasingly feckless response to the issues that concern voters, Trump’s poll numbers seem likely to sink even more in the weeks ahead.

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Don Jr. Accused Of Committing Wire Fraud On Behalf Of His Father’s Reelection Campaign

A former White House counsel says Donald Trump Jr. and the 2020 Trump reelection committed wire fraud with a series of text messages they sent out to potential donors.


Norm Eisen, who is a former White House Special Counsel for Ethics and Government Reform in the Obama administration was made aware of the texts by Jennifer Palmieri, who served as Director of Communications in the Obama White House:

That led Eisen to cite the exact section of federal law he said had been violated by the text message:


Eisen later added that the very same sort of scheme is exactly what got the president in trouble for his failed Trump University fiasco:

“These are the kinds of fraudulent marketing techniques that Trump has used since the beginning of his career, and that led to outcomes like the huge Trump U. fraud settlement the shuttering of his charity by NY State.

“I ain’t kidding when I say it is likely actionable.”

And attorney George Conway — who just so happens to be the husband of Kellyanne Coway, a top adviser to the president — concurred completely with Eisen:

Soon, others on Twitter noted that they too had received the text messages from Don Jr. and Trump campaign:

As Eisen pointed out, while the Department of Justice under William Barr won’t file charges, each state where the text messages were sent can, which suggests that states such as California and New York may. That would be a major financial burden and embarrassment for Trump’s 2020 campaign at a time when the president is already facing an uphill climb in his battle with Joe Biden.

As the old saying goes (especially when it’s applied to the Trumps), Grifters gonna grift.