The Trump-appointed Chair of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Trey Trainor, has announced that he believes voter fraud is occurring in states that are still counting ballots.
Trainor said, during an appearance on Newsmax TV’s “National Report” on Friday, that locations that are denying access to observers to watch the ballot counting process may be engaging in voter fraud.
“I do believe that there is voter fraud taking place in these places. Otherwise they would allow the observers to go in,” the FEC Chair said.
Trainor stated that ballot watchers “have not been allowed into the polling locations in a meaningful way,” insinuating that these locations are ignoring the court order won by the Trump campaign which allows them to send observers to watch ballot counting in Pennsylvania from six feet away.
When observers have been permitted to watch, Trainor said that the goalpost has been moved away from the six feet required in the court order. “They have not been allowed that meaningful access,” he stated.
“Our whole political system is based upon transparency to avoid the appearance of corruption,” Trainor said, also mentioning that Pennsylvania and other states are not conducting the ballot counting process in a transparent manner.
“State law allows those observers to be in there,” the FEC Chair said, adding that if the law is not being followed at these locations, then the election is “illegitimate.”
Trainor also told the news outlet that, in his professional opinion, the Trump campaign’s lawsuits include “very valid allegations” that have to be “fully vetted” by the court system. He also believes that many of the legal challenges are likely to end up in the Supreme Court.
Democrats are angered by these legal challenges, with some even calling for any member of the Trump team and his supporters in politics to be ostracized from politics altogether.
Jake Tapper of CNN gave a chilling warning to these Trump supporters, tweeting: “I truly sympathize with those dealing with losing — it’s not easy — but at a certain point one has to think not only about what’s best for the nation (peaceful transfer of power) but how any future employers might see your character defined during adversity.”
I truly sympathize with those dealing with losing — it’s not easy — but at a certain point one has to think not only about what’s best for the nation (peaceful transfer of power) but how any future employers might see your character defined during adversity.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 9, 2020
Tim Young, an author and comedian, responded to Tapper on Twitter, saying that he was “pushing a veiled fascist threat here.” Many conservatives agree with him, that the left is taking things too far with threats of “lists” of Trump supporters if they do not give in to the Democrats demands.
Jake, are you making a list like AOC to make sure people who disagree with you politically lose their jobs?
Seems like you're pushing a veiled fascist threat here.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) November 9, 2020