FEC chair lays it on the line

Donald Trump keeps making specious allegations about voter fraud.

The head of the Federal Elections Commission, Ellen Weintraub, has heard enough from the president of the United States. She wants him to either put up or shut the hell up about allegations of fraud in our nation’s elections.

She wrote the president a letter that includes this: “What I wrote to you in March 2017 is just as true now: Our democracy depends on the American people’s faith in our elections. Your voter-fraud allegations run the risk of undermining that faith,” Weintraub wrote. “Just as seriously, baseless allegations of fraud have been used to rationalize indefensible laws that deter certain U.S. citizens from exercising their right to vote. Words matter, and facts matter.”

Trump alleges vote fraud in N.H.

She wants Trump to produce any evidence of what he has alleged.

Don’t hold your breath, Mme. FEC Chair. It ain’t gonna happen. Nor will the president ever acknowledge that he stepped in it bigly. 

If only he would. If only he could curb his crass instincts. If only the president of the United States, our commander in chief/head of state/leader of the free world would appreciate the dignity that goes with holding the office he now occupies.

None of that will happen, either.

Which is why — among a multitude of other reasons — he needs to be defeated for re-election.

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