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2020-05-21 4:28:51 PM  
62 votes:
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2020-05-21 6:06:33 PM  
53 votes:
Trump changed is legal residence to Florida.

This is because Florida's forfeiture laws in law suits allow you to keep your primary residence.  Which is claiming is Mar a Lago.

However, Mar A Lago legally cannot be used as a residence for voter registration because it is a business.

So Trump voted illegally.
 
2020-05-21 5:05:18 PM  
34 votes:
He's shiat scared.
 
2020-05-21 4:34:23 PM  
33 votes:
He can't actually cancel the election so this is his limp dick alternative.

Really, there has been mail in voting in FL since I can remember. Granted I can't remember very far but it's been there for a while. The military votes by mail. What is Trump afraid of?

The only problem I see with voting by mail is that it's not completely private so some drunken redneck husband beats his wife if she doesn't vote republican. So what's the problem?
 
2020-05-21 6:17:24 PM  
29 votes:
Russia can't hack a mail-in ballot that is its own paper trail.
 
2020-05-21 6:08:06 PM  
29 votes:

theflatline: Trump changed is legal residence to Florida.

This is because Florida's forfeiture laws in law suits allow you to keep your primary residence.  Which is claiming is Mar a Lago.

However, Mar A Lago legally cannot be used as a residence for voter registration because it is a business.

So Trump voted illegally.


Bingo!  The president who is so concerned with voter fraud, committed voter fraud
 
2020-05-21 5:19:23 PM  
29 votes:
And of course commentators quickly point out the connection to Ukraine extortion and that he was impeached for exactly what he is trying to do here.

A handy reminder, if needed ..
 
2020-05-21 6:30:15 PM  
27 votes:

Mugato: The only problem I see with voting by mail is that it's not completely private so some drunken redneck husband beats his wife if she doesn't vote republican. So what's the problem?


That happens with in person voting too.

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2020-05-21 5:36:11 PM  
27 votes:
Whenever he makes his asinine claims about fraud, the press needs to push him to either provide specific examples or STFU.
 
2020-05-21 6:07:45 PM  
23 votes:

Private_Citizen: Mugato: He can't actually cancel the election so this is his limp dick alternative.

Really, there has been mail in voting in FL since I can remember. Granted I can't remember very far but it's been there for a while. The military votes by mail. What is Trump afraid of?

The only problem I see with voting by mail is that it's not completely private so some drunken redneck husband beats his wife if she doesn't vote republican. So what's the problem?

Ironically, Trump voted by mail during this last election.


Illegally.
 
2020-05-21 6:06:12 PM  
23 votes:

Private_Citizen: Mugato: He can't actually cancel the election so this is his limp dick alternative.

Really, there has been mail in voting in FL since I can remember. Granted I can't remember very far but it's been there for a while. The military votes by mail. What is Trump afraid of?

The only problem I see with voting by mail is that it's not completely private so some drunken redneck husband beats his wife if she doesn't vote republican. So what's the problem?

Ironically, Trump voted by mail during this last election.


And did it illegally. And justified it by saying it's OK for him, because he has to stay in the white house. He said this just before hopping on a plane to a photo op.
 
2020-05-21 6:09:15 PM  
21 votes:
Trump also threatened legal action against his campaign manager for bad poll numbers.

What I'm trying to say is that Trump threatens legal actions consistently against all threats, both real and imagined.
 
2020-05-21 5:43:22 PM  
21 votes:

NeoCortex42: Whenever he makes his asinine claims about fraud, the press needs to push him to either provide specific examples or STFU.


Except for a very very small number of reporters, the press are a bunch of candy ass wusses who care about their jobs more than getting the truth to the people.
 
2020-05-21 4:53:59 PM  
20 votes:

Mugato: He can't actually cancel the election so this is his limp dick alternative.

Really, there has been mail in voting in FL since I can remember. Granted I can't remember very far but it's been there for a while. The military votes by mail. What is Trump afraid of?

The only problem I see with voting by mail is that it's not completely private so some drunken redneck husband beats his wife if she doesn't vote republican. So what's the problem?


Ironically, Trump voted by mail during this last election.
 
2020-05-21 6:16:56 PM  
17 votes:
Each state is allowed to run the election how they see fit within certain parameters.
Vote by mail is allowed.
 
2020-05-21 6:04:03 PM  
17 votes:
Dumbest motherfarker ever elected to any office.
 
2020-05-21 6:31:53 PM  
15 votes:
Blubber and flapping fins on a beach, the toothless sea lion yowls about legal action against the sea.
 
2020-05-21 6:07:26 PM  
15 votes:

Private_Citizen: Mugato: He can't actually cancel the election so this is his limp dick alternative.

Really, there has been mail in voting in FL since I can remember. Granted I can't remember very far but it's been there for a while. The military votes by mail. What is Trump afraid of?

The only problem I see with voting by mail is that it's not completely private so some drunken redneck husband beats his wife if she doesn't vote republican. So what's the problem?

Ironically, Trump voted by mail during this last election.


And when a reporter asked him about it, his answer was "Because I'm allowed to"

Well, more people will be allowed to, so fark off!
 
2020-05-21 6:39:33 PM  
14 votes:
Wait until he finds out that is the only way we vote in Washington and Oregon.
 
2020-05-21 6:11:59 PM  
14 votes:
 "They see what Trump's poll numbers are, and their philosophy is simple: 'If we can't win with the electorate we have, then we try to create an environment that gives us an electorate that we can win with.'"

In case you were wondering why the White House's response to COVID-19 was seemingly to try to get as many people to die as possible, there's your answer.
 
2020-05-21 6:06:22 PM  
13 votes:
And that's not even close to the most ridiculous thing he's done today.
 
2020-05-21 6:33:55 PM  
11 votes:

Soup4Bonnie: Blubber and flapping fins on a beach, the toothless sea lion yowls about legal action against the sea.


This is a beautifully evocative turn of phrase.
 
2020-05-21 6:09:37 PM  
10 votes:

bthom37: [Fark user image 425x255]


My democracy is working fine. What country are you stuck in?
 
2020-05-21 7:00:25 PM  
8 votes:
Threaten away... the constitution is clear about states running their own elections... the President can, with all due respect, go fark himself.
 
2020-05-21 6:56:21 PM  
8 votes:
Where's Lucky LaRue at to defend Trump? or is this one of those things that you far right wingers are going to stick your heads in the sand over?
 
2020-05-21 6:32:48 PM  
8 votes:

JRoo: Can you sue anyone for anything?

Like, if I had Trump's level of wealth could I sue McDonald's for selling hambugers? (Hamberders.)


I'm no lawologist, but it's my understanding that you can sue for anything you can come up with. The trick is in finding a law-talker to take your case on, and then finding a judge who won't throw it out while forcing you to repay everyone involved in your bullshiat suit.
 
2020-05-21 6:26:58 PM  
7 votes:
How long until we get evidence that their entire pandemic "response" was designed to keep multiple waves of Covid coming in order to discourage people from voting?
 
2020-05-21 6:41:29 PM  
6 votes:

MightyMerkin: Wait until he finds out that is the only way we vote in Washington and Oregon.


Most likely, he'll try to shut the USPS down on the West Coast to save money for more Wall.
 
2020-05-21 6:40:07 PM  
6 votes:
By the time it's all said and done, this election is going to end up at the Supreme Court.  Which may be the plan.
 
2020-05-21 6:24:06 PM  
6 votes:

Private_Citizen: Mugato: He can't actually cancel the election so this is his limp dick alternative.

Really, there has been mail in voting in FL since I can remember. Granted I can't remember very far but it's been there for a while. The military votes by mail. What is Trump afraid of?

The only problem I see with voting by mail is that it's not completely private so some drunken redneck husband beats his wife if she doesn't vote republican. So what's the problem?

Ironically, Trump voted by mail during this last election.


I'm not sure he did vote by mail. I have seen at least one report that his ballot was hand delivered by a republican runner. A process condemned by the right as ballot harvesting. ( Source needed)
 
2020-05-21 7:32:26 PM  
5 votes:

olorin604: Private_Citizen: Mugato: He can't actually cancel the election so this is his limp dick alternative.

Really, there has been mail in voting in FL since I can remember. Granted I can't remember very far but it's been there for a while. The military votes by mail. What is Trump afraid of?

The only problem I see with voting by mail is that it's not completely private so some drunken redneck husband beats his wife if she doesn't vote republican. So what's the problem?

Ironically, Trump voted by mail during this last election.

I'm not sure he did vote by mail. I have seen at least one report that his ballot was hand delivered by a republican runner. A process condemned by the right as ballot harvesting. ( Source needed)

How

he voted isn't the issue.  He claimed Mar-a-Lago as a residence, which is it not.  He voted claiming to be a resident of Florida and he was not.  Thus, the act of voting, regardless of the manner, was illegal.

/Ain't nothing gonna happen
//Neither Florida nor Barr will prosecute
///Biden's AG, OTOH...
 
2020-05-21 7:00:00 PM  
5 votes:

hammettman: By the time it's all said and done, this election is going to end up at the Supreme Court.  Which may be the plan.


It would have to be extremely close for that to happen in my opinion. I don't think this election will be close.

Vote.
 
2020-05-21 6:46:40 PM  
5 votes:
Wont this asshole just DIAF already?
 
2020-05-21 6:13:38 PM  
5 votes:
Mail-in voting is only temporary.Right now only angry bored people over 60 vote and it rewards those in power to keep it that way.
Leadership in both parties will both lose power.
Making the vote easy is going to go down in history as what killed wacko free market conservatism.
 
2020-05-21 7:53:10 PM  
4 votes:
Trump doesn't know what the fark to do.  He's flailing and failing.  With any luck he brings down the GOP with him.
 
2020-05-21 7:02:05 PM  
4 votes:
He is a liar.  Stop.
 
2020-05-21 6:13:28 PM  
4 votes:
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2020-05-21 8:43:56 PM  
3 votes:

Mugato: He can't actually cancel the election so this is his limp dick alternative.

Really, there has been mail in voting in FL since I can remember. Granted I can't remember very far but it's been there for a while. The military votes by mail. What is Trump afraid of?

The only problem I see with voting by mail is that it's not completely private so some drunken redneck husband beats his wife if she doesn't vote republican. So what's the problem?


Don't care if it's been posted already.
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2020-05-21 8:13:36 PM  
3 votes:
Trump endeavors to suppress country wide suffrage.

The fact that no Republicans are upset about this confirms that they are amoral subhuman filth who only care about consolidating power.

But you know that already...
 
2020-05-21 6:51:19 PM  
3 votes:

logieal: Here in Oregon, we are vote-by-mail only. Everyone is automatically registered when they get their driver's license. It's all straightforward and inclusive.

Yesterday was our pimary election. I am not registered as affiliated with either major party, so I get the nonpartisan ballot. This year, for my location, I had a total of 11 positions that were up for a vote. All but one were for judges. That lone other position was for a county assessor. Of those 11 positions, only two were running unapposed, and only the county assessor was not an incumbent. And they were running unapposed.

So I didn't vote, simply because there wasn't anyone or anything to vote for. Had there been a bill that needed votes, sure, but for this, there wasn't a point if you aren't a D or R.

But at least I didn't do this:

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From our paper today.

It just wastes everyone's time.


Before the pandemic really took off in the states, I voted early in Fark's favorite state and voted against Trump.  Did it really matter?  Nah, Trump still got 96% of the votes.  But I like the fact that I helped to drop it to 96%.
 
2020-05-21 6:46:59 PM  
3 votes:
Here in Oregon, we are vote-by-mail only. Everyone is automatically registered when they get their driver's license. It's all straightforward and inclusive.

Yesterday was our pimary election. I am not registered as affiliated with either major party, so I get the nonpartisan ballot. This year, for my location, I had a total of 11 positions that were up for a vote. All but one were for judges. That lone other position was for a county assessor. Of those 11 positions, only two were running unapposed, and only the county assessor was not an incumbent. And they were running unapposed.

So I didn't vote, simply because there wasn't anyone or anything to vote for. Had there been a bill that needed votes, sure, but for this, there wasn't a point if you aren't a D or R.

But at least I didn't do this:

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From our paper today.

It just wastes everyone's time.
 
2020-05-21 6:22:29 PM  
3 votes:
Send in the clown...

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2020-05-21 6:18:52 PM  
3 votes:
It's interesting how much Trump cares about election security these days. Not at all hypocritical.
 
2020-05-21 11:37:00 PM  
2 votes:

lawboy87: Azz Pumper: Just requested an Absentee Ballot for me and the wife here in Oklahoma.  Not that voting Democrat in Oklahoma really does any good with the electoral college and all.  Maybe some of the down ticket races will flip to BLUE!

Kendra Horn (D) pulled out the victory in the US House race (in OKC) against a 2 term Republican incumbent last time around.  Not to mention a number of State seats that flipped to Democratic candidates at the state level.  There's always hope, so long as the more progressive types turn out the vote.


Don't worry, there are efforts to keep that from happening too. Just look at how many progressives happily latch on to even the flimsiest attacks against Biden.
 
2020-05-21 8:52:31 PM  
2 votes:
I am hoping the Michigan Secretary of State would bring a $100+ Million defamation suit against Trump, for his claims that sending out absentee applications was illegal.  Under Michigan Law (and that of every other state) to accuse someone of committing a criminal act is defamation per se(defamatory on its face.)

Not only is what she did perfectly legal, but is part of her duties as required under Article II of the Michigan State Constitution.

I'm so tired of this old, fat, farker shooting his mouth off, I would love to see him face the music when he comes up with these completely bogus claims.  The only thing unlawful here was him threatening to withhold funds which is illegal, just as when he tried it with Ukraine.  I hope she sues him so bad.....
 
2020-05-21 8:37:32 PM  
2 votes:

Azz Pumper: Just requested an Absentee Ballot for me and the wife here in Oklahoma.  Not that voting Democrat in Oklahoma really does any good with the electoral college and all.  Maybe some of the down ticket races will flip to BLUE!


Kendra Horn (D) pulled out the victory in the US House race (in OKC) against a 2 term Republican incumbent last time around.  Not to mention a number of State seats that flipped to Democratic candidates at the state level.  There's always hope, so long as the more progressive types turn out the vote.
 
2020-05-21 8:22:52 PM  
2 votes:

Arachnophobe: NeoCortex42: Whenever he makes his asinine claims about fraud, the press needs to push him to either provide specific examples or STFU.

There were 65,853,514 votes in 2016 that were NOT for him!! How much more evidence do you NEED??


Actually, there were more than 70,000,000 votes in 2016 for someone OTHER than Donald Trump.  (You cited only the vote totals of Hillary Clinton, but about 4.5 million votes were cast for the Libertarian candidate alone.)
 
2020-05-21 7:43:05 PM  
2 votes:

Karma Chameleon: Mugato: The only problem I see with voting by mail is that it's not completely private so some drunken redneck husband beats his wife if she doesn't vote republican. So what's the problem?

That happens with in person voting too.

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Breaking election rules literally from Day One
 
2020-05-21 7:17:56 PM  
2 votes:

qorkfiend: SixOfDLoC: "They see what Trump's poll numbers are, and their philosophy is simple: 'If we can't win with the electorate we have, then we try to create an environment that gives us an electorate that we can win with.'"

In case you were wondering why the White House's response to COVID-19 was seemingly to try to get as many people to die as possible, there's your answer.

Which is - of course - done with typical Trump idiocy as seniors, a typically Republican constituency, are far more at risk from COVID.


True, but Trump and the GOP are hoping that COVID-19 kills more black and brown voters than elderly white Nazi enablers.
 
2020-05-21 6:33:54 PM  
2 votes:

Karma Chameleon: Mugato: The only problem I see with voting by mail is that it's not completely private so some drunken redneck husband beats his wife if she doesn't vote republican. So what's the problem?

That happens with in person voting too.

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What an asshole!
 
2020-05-21 6:28:04 PM  
2 votes:

ItsMyNameYouCantHaveIt: It really must suck to live your life in constant fear.


Trump deserves his own Twilight Zone episode.
 
2020-05-21 6:21:13 PM  
2 votes:

bthom37: [Fark user image 425x255]


Im ready to receive my divine tools from Saint Kalashnikov?
 
2020-05-21 6:13:30 PM  
2 votes:

SixOfDLoC: "They see what Trump's poll numbers are, and their philosophy is simple: 'If we can't win with the electorate we have, then we try to create an environment that gives us an electorate that we can win with.'"

In case you were wondering why the White House's response to COVID-19 was seemingly to try to get as many people to die as possible, there's your answer.


Which is - of course - done with typical Trump idiocy as seniors, a typically Republican constituency, are far more at risk from COVID.
 
2020-05-21 6:11:10 PM  
2 votes:
I bet all of Trump's NYC house keeping staff took multiple upper deckers in his gold shiatters when the pandemic hit.
 
2020-05-21 6:04:08 PM  
2 votes:
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2020-05-21 11:31:04 PM  
1 vote:

Epic Fap Session: Trump also threatened legal action against his campaign manager for bad poll numbers.

What I'm trying to say is that Trump threatens legal actions consistently against all threats, both real and imagined.


How many times has he muttered 'I'll sue you' to his limp dick to get it up?
 
2020-05-21 8:52:18 PM  
1 vote:

phamwaa: Mugato: He can't actually cancel the election so this is his limp dick alternative.

Really, there has been mail in voting in FL since I can remember. Granted I can't remember very far but it's been there for a while. The military votes by mail. What is Trump afraid of?

The only problem I see with voting by mail is that it's not completely private so some drunken redneck husband beats his wife if she doesn't vote republican. So what's the problem?

Don't care if it's been posted already.
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"Ladies and gentlemen, the First Lady"

"Hoppy Tinksgivink"
 
2020-05-21 8:08:33 PM  
1 vote:
Just requested an Absentee Ballot for me and the wife here in Oklahoma.  Not that voting Democrat in Oklahoma really does any good with the electoral college and all.  Maybe some of the down ticket races will flip to BLUE!
 
2020-05-21 8:07:56 PM  
1 vote:
Colorado and Washington have had mail in ballots for ages and I don't see him complaining about those states.
 
2020-05-21 7:42:58 PM  
1 vote:
Trump threatens legal action like Barney Gumble burps.
 
2020-05-21 7:26:05 PM  
1 vote:
Subby you see "Absentee ballots" which old people and the US military does is awesome and amazing!!!
"Vote by mail" that is done by brown people and other Democrats is evil and fraudulent.

You might think "Hey aren't those the same thing?" That's where you would be wrong LIB!!!!!!

One helps Republicans more than demoncraps! CHECKERMATE!!! LIBERABURRITO!!!!!

(if you don't read twitter this is pretty close to what Trump actually argues)
 
2020-05-21 7:14:42 PM  
1 vote:

Mugato: He can't actually cancel the election so this is his limp dick alternative.

Really, there has been mail in voting in FL since I can remember. Granted I can't remember very far but it's been there for a while. The military votes by mail. What is Trump afraid of?

The only problem I see with voting by mail is that it's not completely private so some drunken redneck husband beats his wife if she doesn't vote republican. So what's the problem?


The vast empty swath of red states in the middle of the country all allow no-excuse vote by mail. My state allows it and allows early voting at county courthouses.
Wonder why Clownstick hasn't mentioned any of those states as hotbeds of voter fraud.

/I wonder
 
2020-05-21 6:52:50 PM  
1 vote:

Private_Citizen: [Fark user image 425x420]


Paul Weyrich - "I don't want everybody to vote" (Goo Goo)
Youtube 8GBAsFwPglw
 
2020-05-21 6:47:16 PM  
1 vote:

natazha: MightyMerkin: Wait until he finds out that is the only way we vote in Washington and Oregon.

Most likely, he'll try to shut the USPS down on the West Coast to save money for more Wall.


I wouldn't put it past him to try.

/I don't know about OR, but we have drop boxes all over that don't use USPS.
//there is one 3 blocks from my place. i usually walk.
///for luck
 
2020-05-21 6:24:15 PM  
1 vote:
It really must suck to live your life in constant fear.
 
2020-05-21 6:15:29 PM  
1 vote:

OldRod: Private_Citizen: Mugato: He can't actually cancel the election so this is his limp dick alternative.

Really, there has been mail in voting in FL since I can remember. Granted I can't remember very far but it's been there for a while. The military votes by mail. What is Trump afraid of?

The only problem I see with voting by mail is that it's not completely private so some drunken redneck husband beats his wife if she doesn't vote republican. So what's the problem?

Ironically, Trump voted by mail during this last election.

And when a reporter asked him about it, his answer was "Because I'm allowed to"

Well, more people will be allowed to, so fark off!


But if ANYONE can vote, that makes it less special for him!
 
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