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Ted Lieu Only Needed One Sentence To Completely Obliterate Bill Barr

As Attorney General of the United States, Bill Barr is the top law enforcement officer in the country, and as such he should be familiar with what constitutes a crime, whether it takes place at the federal or state level.

And yet, when he was interviewed by CNN host Wolf Blitzer this week and asked about dubious claims made by President Donald Trump that there’s massive voter fraud when people cast their ballot via the U.S. mail, he pretended not to know whether or not it’s a crime to vote twice, remarking:

“I don’t know what the law in the particular state says, and when that vote becomes final.”

Who doesn’t know that voting twice is illegal in all 50 states and U.S. territories? Shouldn’t the attorney general know? Of course he should!

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) found Barr’s comments just as absurd as the rest of us, and he decided he’d write the attorney general a letter on the matter.

Turns out Lieu — who served served as a military prosecutor in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps — only needed one sentence to make his point about Barr’s clearly deficient legal knowledge:

Trolling level: Expert.

Others on social media also had some thoughts on the matter:

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Federal Judge Demands The Trump Administration Prove That Voting By Mail Leads To Fraud

A federal judge in the state of Pennsylvania is ordering the Trump administration to provide evidence that voter fraud has taken place in the Keystone State by residents who voted by mail, CNN reports:

“The judge’s order, in a high-profile case about vote-by-mail in the battleground state, essentially forces the Trump campaign to try to back up President Donald Trump’s false claims about massive voter fraud in postal voting.

“‘The Court finds that instances of voter fraud are relevant to the claims and defenses in this case,’ District Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan wrote on Thursday, telling Republicans that they need to provide evidence of fraud to the Democratic Party and the Sierra Club, which are part of the lawsuit.”

Ironically, Judge Ranjan was appointed by President Donald Trump.

Additionally, the judge has demanded that any proof of voter fraud by those who cast a ballot by mail be presented to him by no later than the end of business on Friday, August 14:

“With Thursday’s court order, (Republicans) must answer questions from the Democratic groups and turn over records of communications — or say they have none. The Trump campaign has until Friday to respond, the judge said.”

Democrats have called the lawsuit filed by the administration and Republican Party a blatant attempt to “stoke fears” about mail voting so that voter participation can be kept to a minimum, which would benefit the GOP. High voter participation historically favors Democrats.

Court records also show just how aggressively Trump is to label voting by mail as an illegitimate form of casting a ballot:

“The Trump campaign had claimed mail-in voting could prompt questions about the accuracy of election results ‘and ultimately chaos.'”

Make mistake about what is taking place here: This is a direct assault on voting rights at a time when the public is threatened by a deadly disease that Trump has failed to properly address and control. Donald Trump will do anything to rig the upcoming election to his advantage so he can avoid prison. He must not be allowed to succeed.

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Donald And Melania May Have Committed Voter Fraud In Florida

In what may well wind up being the most ironic turn of events of the year, Donald and Melania Trump have been accused of voter fraud in what they now claim is their home state of Florida.

No doubt you’ll recall that the president has repeatedly said absentee voting (aka voting by mail) is inherently fraudulent. He doesn’t have any evidence to support his bogus claim of fraud when it comes to absentee balloting, but perhaps he was engaged in classic psychological projection, i.e. accusing others of that which you know you’re guilty of.

The Washington Post reports:

“President Trump originally tried to register to vote in Florida while claiming his ‘legal residence’ was in another part of the country — Washington, D.C. — according to Florida elections records.

“The September 2019 registration application listed Trump’s legal residence as 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, the location of the White House. That created a potential problem for Trump: Florida law requires voters to be legal residents of the state. A month later, Trump resubmitted his application to use a Florida address and in March he voted by mail in Florida’s Republican primary.”

The First Lady also registered to vote absentee in Florida by listing her residence as being the White House.

That, however, is only part of the story.

It turns out that Trump also tried to claim he is now a “bona fide resident” of Palm Beach, Florida. But he based that assertion on his residence in Palm Beach being his golf club at Mar-a-Lago. Problem is, Mar-a-Lago cannot be a residence, as a complaint filed with the Florida Department of State lays out, once again according to The Post:

“’This is in a recorded agreement, a covenant running with the land to the benefit of all Florida and Palm Beach County residents,’ the complaint states.

“Noting that Trump now uses Mar-a-Lago as his legal residence for his voter registration, the complaint says that ‘the Mar a Lago [sic] Club is not a property where anyone can legally reside.'”

Additionally, the president isn’t exactly helping his or his wife’s case, commenting during a recent conference call with the nation’s governors:

“I live in Manhattan.”

That admission, according to election attorney Marc E. Elias, suggests Trump is in legal jeopardy in both New York and Florida:

So the next time you see a tweet from Donald Trump about how absentee balloting is rife with fraud, keep in mind that it certainly appears he’s as guilty as homemade sin on that count.