President Donald Trump
Donald Trump has spent his Presidency spreading misinformation and undermining our most fundamental right as Americans: the right to vote.
Starting almost immediately after the 2016 election, Donald Trump spewed baseless allegations and sowed doubt in our election system — and that was when he actually won the election! Since taking office, Trump has repeatedly used his power to attack the integrity of our elections, like starting a baseless commission against voter fraud that found no evidence of the extremely rare phenomena, and has constantly spread misinformation about voting.
Leading up to the 2020 general election, Trump has continued his illegitimate campaign against voting rights by attacking and attempting to keep funding from the U.S. Postal Service during the COVID-19 pandemic when more voters would be casting mail-in ballots than ever before. At the first Presidential debate, Trump called on his supporters to form an army of “poll watchers” to intimidate voters casting their ballots. He has repeatedly and publicly failed to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses, and has warned he may question the legitimacy of the election results if he is not declared the winner.
Trump has also packed the federal courts with a slew of judges who have demonstrated concerning and disqualifying views regarding the Voting Rights Act and protections for voters. Justice Amy Coney Barrett, his most recent Supreme Court appointment, couldn’t even confirm that voter intimidation efforts are illegal nor that the President should commit to a peaceful transfer of power. He and his Republican enablers at all levels of government are a threat to Americans’ constitutional right to vote.
This behavior is concerning for any elected official, but completely disqualifying and unacceptable for the President of the United States.