One thing you can depend upon Donald Trump for, he will always find a way to confirm your worst fears about him, and then do something to lower your opinion even more. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Carl Bernstein says that in the event that Democrats win back the House by a relatively slim margin, say 5-7 seats, Trump will launch a full blown disruption campaign to challenge the legitimacy of the election. He’s already foreshadowed this course of action with this tweet.
All levels of government and Law Enforcement are watching carefully for VOTER FRAUD, including during EARLY VOTING. Cheat at your own peril. Violators will be subject to maximum penalties, both civil and criminal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2018
Politico reporter Glenn Thrush pointed out in December, 2016 that voter fraud is a myth:
“There is no widespread proof that three million people voted illegally. It’s been checked over and over again. We had a Pew study that took place over 15 years that showed people had more likelihood of being struck by lightning than voting illegally in an election.”
Nevertheless, Trump fabricated this myth in 2016, and he’s ready to up his game in the event of the GOP losing the House, according to Carl Bernstein.
“I talked to people … in touch with the White House on Friday who believe that, if the congressional midterms are very close and the Democrats were to win by five or seven seats, that Trump is already talking about how to throw legal challenges into the courts, sow confusion, declare a victory actually, and say that the election’s been illegitimate. That is really under discussion in the White House.”
Bernstein also said that Trump “uses lying and untruth as a basic method to promote his policies, his beliefs, and his way of approaching the American people and engaging with the world.”
Lies and utter bullshit, that’s the Trump platform. And right now it looks like as bad as it’s been, it’s about to get even worse.