On Tuesday, President Trump triggered Democrats and Twitter higher-ups in two tweets he posted warning about how mail-in ballots are ripe for voter fraud, suggesting Democratic efforts to make using mail-in paper ballots easier could lead to the presidential election being “rigged”:

In response, Twitter slapped fact-check notifications on both tweets, which took users to a Twitter page that read as follows:

Trump makes unsubstantiated claim that mail-in ballots will lead to voter fraud

On Tuesday, President Trump made a series of claims about potential voter fraud after California Governor Gavin Newsom announced an effort to expand mail-in voting in California during the COVID-19 pandemic. These claims are unsubstantiated, according to CNN, Washington Post and others. Experts say mail-in ballots are very rarely linked to voter fraud.

The biggest problem with Twitter’s fact check, aside from the fact that it singles out Trump while ignoring claims made by Joe Biden and the media, is the fact that there is indeed evidence that mail-in ballots can lead to voter fraud. Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said it himself back in 2004:

There’s plenty more where that came from, too:

GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel compiled a Twitter thread with examples of mail-in voter fraud:

Fox News’s Tucker Carlson did a must-watch segment on this issue Tuesday night and cited numerous examples of illegal ballot harvesting, all of which have happened within the last 20 years:

Just this week, a West Virginia mail carrier has been charged with attempted absentee ballot application fraud, according to WHSV.

As a result of Twitter inserting themselves into the presidential election, Republicans like Sen. Marco Rubio are warning there will be consequences:

So is Trump:

Fasten your seatbelts, folks. Things are about to get really interesting.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —

 

 
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