President Donald Trump’s continued attacks on voting by mail are false and should cease—before they hurt Republicans at the ballot box. That is what several GOP senators reiterated on Thursday as their party’s leader hurled more false claims to his 86 million Twitter followers about casting ballots by mail. “Republicans have traditionally done better at mail-in voting,” Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) told Newsweek. “It could potentially [hurt us]. If you have a district, for example, which has more folks who live in nursing homes and are afraid to go to the voting polls or are unable to physically.” Trump repeated past misleading and false assertions that vote-by-mail ballots are riddled with fraud, despite no widespread evidence to that effect—an extension of his efforts to erode public trust in the upcoming U.S. election. Newsweek subscription offers > He warned of election “MAYHEM!!!” unless voters head to the polls in person—even amid a pandemic—and went so as to suggest in a pair of tweets that the results may never be known. Twitter flagged both of the posts for containing inaccurate information about elections, offering users a link to “learn how voting by mail is safe and secure.” The red flags from Twitter… Read full this story
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