Donald Trump is once again preparing to claim election fraud according to Joyce Vance, an NBC legal analyst. In a series of passionate New Year’s posts, the former president claims that rival Joe Biden is allowing immigrants into the country so that they can vote for him.
New year, new fury
In a post to his own social media platform, Truth Social, Trump wrote, “As the New Year fast approaches, I would like to wish an early New Year’s salutation to Crooked Joe Biden and his group of Radical Left Misfits & Thugs on their never ending attempt to DESTROY OUR NATION through Lawfare, Invasion, and Rigging Elections.”
Trump continued with the shocking accusation, “They are now scrambling to sign up as many of those millions of people they are illegally allowing into our Country, in order that they will be ready to VOTE IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 2024.”
In a previous post, also to Truth Social, the former president stated it was becoming clearer to him why the “crazed” Democrats were allowing “millions and millions of totally unvetted migrants into our once great Country.”
He explained, “IT’S SO THEY CAN VOTE, VOTE, VOTE. They are signing them up at a rapid pace, without even knowing who the hell they are. It all makes sense now. Republicans better wake up and do something, before it is too late.”
This isn’t the first time that Trump has claimed election fraud. In fact, it’s become quite a habit of his. In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, he claimed fraud when he lost the Iowa and Colorado caucuses to Ted Cruz.
2016 nullification call
At the time, Trump, who was yet to be banned from Twitter (now X), tweeted without evidence, “Based on the fraud committed by Senator Ted Cruz during the Iowa Caucus, either a new election should take place or Cruz results nullified.”
Though he ended up winning the Electoral College, Trump lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton and once again made claims of fraudulent activity to Twitter without any evidence. He wrote, “I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”
In 2018, as the midterms approached, Trump again mentioned illegal voting ahead of the day. He took to Twitter to share, “Law Enforcement has been strongly notified to watch closely for any ILLEGAL VOTING which may take place in Tuesday’s Election (or Early Voting).”
And at a 2020 rally ahead of the general election, which he eventually lost to current president Biden, he told the crowd, “The only way we’re going to lose this election is if the election is rigged, remember that.”
Since his 2020 loss to Biden, Trump has more frequently been making claims of illegal voting and voter fraud, making it a huge part of his campaign—though all allegations seem to be baseless. As evidenced by his New Year’s posts, he’s still going strong.
Predicting election tactics
In response to his latest posts, Joyce Vance, an NBC legal analyst, shared to X, “Trump is preparing to claim the 2024 election was stolen from him when he loses.” Many others agreed, suggesting that Trump is using his election fraud claims as a pretext to attempt to regain power if he does indeed end up losing.
Trouble for Trump
With the election just months away, it can be expected that Trump will continue with his claims of illegal activity, despite the fact that he is currently facing several criminal charges himself and has recently been removed from the primary ballots in the states of Colorado and Maine for insurrection.