Sen. Elizabeth Warren apparently woke up on the “not taking any of this nonsense” side of the bed this morning, and is vigorously taking on Donald Trump’s whining about a supposedly rigged election. In a Washington Post op-ed that went up Tuesday afternoon, Warren gave some historical context for Trump’s efforts to paint the election as rigged, reminding us that Republicans have been laying the groundwork for his claims for years:
Trump also didn’t invent ominous appeals for partisans to patrol “certain areas” and “go and watch these polling places” where citizens often vote for Democrats. More than three decades ago, the Republican National Committee was caught orchestrating expansive efforts to intimidate individuals at polling places in minority neighborhoods. Federal courts have barred the RNC from engaging in poll-watching activities relating to “ballot integrity, ballot security or other efforts to prevent or remedy vote fraud” in minority areas ever since.
But Wednesday morning, Warren went in on Trump specifically in a tweetstorm:
Funny how that works.
If we have to live in a world with Donald Trump, at least we also get to have Elizabeth Warren to call out his dangerous nonsense.
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