Another day, another attempt by a member of the Trump family to undermine the validity of the 2020 election, probably because they can sense that the current president is on his way to becoming a failed, one-term head of state.
In today’s episode of “As the Trump Lies,” we have Eric Trump, who is allegedly the executive vice president of development and acquisitions for the Trump Organization. In other words, he’s got a job his daddy gave to him, probably because no one else would hire him.
According to Eric, he has a “friend” who was mailed multiple absentee ballots for a school district election:
From a friend:
“I just voted for our local school district. 6 different ballots are mailed to my house. Three in my name with various spellings. One without a middle initial, one with my (ex)married name and one with maiden name.”
Exactly what will happen on a national level!!
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) August 3, 2020
First of all, if six different ballots were mailed to the person’s house, that’s a problem with the voter registration process, NOT with the fact that the person was voting by mail.
Secondly (and most importantly), is that if the “friend” had faced such a quandary, he should have kept the ballots he was mailed. So where are they? If you’re going to make such an allegation, you should have the receipts to prove it happened.
The reason for the concerted Trump attacks on the vote are simple and selfish: To make Americans distrust the results. That way, if Joe Biden were to win a close election in November, the president’s allies can try and sell a narrative that somehow the election was stolen.
Very few people were willing to give Eric the benefit of the doubt about his “friend,” who is imaginary until he proves otherwise:
No receipts, did not happen.
— Gibby Resists🍑 (@SaintRobin911) August 4, 2020
Ahem… deep breath. … Bullsh*t.
Can we know your friend’s name!
Can we see the ballots?
Do you have evidence?
Oh… Do you know who has evidence?
The Manhattan DA on Trump Org.
Your whole family is going down.
— LauraD (@LauraD329) August 4, 2020
And if by some fluke more than one ballot is mailed to a registered voter and they mail all back, only one will be validated and others go into special boxes. I worked in Portland, Oregon’s ballot counting office on election night 2016. So I know how stuff works. 😀
— Jan Dolph 🤷♀️🍷🏈 (@portlandjan) August 4, 2020
And everybody can still only vote once legally, Beavis; and it’s a sure-bet the election officials would catch somebody with the same name voting six times from the same address.
— Steve F. (@backyardsage) August 4, 2020
Did your friend just admit to identity fraud?
Official government ID is required to register to vote.
How many IDs/aliases does your friend have?
— Kenneth Parker_It’s Called A Dress Code (@kalpha7) August 4, 2020
‘From a friend’
‘Someone told me’
How a Trump lie begins.
— Just Elizabeth (@Eiggam5955) August 4, 2020
Here’s a lesson Eric and his father should have learned in elementary school from the children’s story “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”: When you repeatedly lie and deceive people, pretty soon no one believes a damn word you say. Not even a “friend.”