At a recent campaign rally in Iowa, former President Donald Trump once again made accusations of voter fraud and called upon his supporters to police polling stations to stop ‘crooked’ voters from entering.
Despite there being no evidence, Trump repeated his claims to the crowd that the 2020 general election had been full of fraud and ballot box stuffing, ultimately resulting in the election being stolen from him.
He told supporters at the rally, “We’re not going to let it happen again. You should all stay in those voting booths, you should stay there and watch. And if you see bags of cr*p coming into the voting areas, you’ve got to stop it.”
Trump continued by insinuating that his rivals were cheaters. “You can’t let that happen, because these guys are crooked as hell. They know how to cheat and they have no shame, they have no anything, they are crooked as hell. And you can’t let it happen.”
This is war
Amidst cheers, Trump then told the crowd, “We will fight for America like no one has ever fought before. 2024 is our final battle, it’s our final battle. We’ve got to do it.” He followed up by stating that MAGA was the “greatest movement” in history.
Police the polls
Trump’s latest comments come not long after he instructed his supporters to “guard the vote” at a previous rally. “You should go into Detroit and you should go into Philadelphia and you should go into some of these places.” He continued, “We’ve got to watch those votes when they come in.”
Riling people up
Trump’s repeated instructions to supporters to control who is entering stations and voting in the upcoming election may be construed as permission for these individuals to take extreme measures, which could intimidate both voters and election workers.
The former president’s previous encouragement of supporters to take action resulted in the Capitol riot on January 6th, 2021, in which countless people were injured, and hundreds of rioters have since been arrested. Trump himself is facing charges of insurrection.
An Avid Hypocrite
Despite Trump’s insistence on fraud being the reason he lost the 2020 election, the former president himself is said to have pressured Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to find extra votes for him, revealed by a leaked phone call.
Lengthy legal battle
Trump is also currently facing massive legal challenges, battling four criminal cases and more than 90 felony charges. He has continuously denied any and all wrongdoing and has pleaded not guilty.
Just the beginning
Trump has now been removed from the primary ballot in both Maine and Colorado, though he is appealing this. One thing is for sure: if Trump doesn’t win the upcoming election, you can bet that his allegations of voter fraud and stolen elections will only increase.