President Donald Trump's namesake son attempted to stoke fears about voting by mail on Saturday -- by highlighting a case by Republicans.
Donald Trump, Jr. posted a link to an Associated Press story syndicated by WSAZ-TV.
"A West Virginia postal carrier has pleaded guilty to altering mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots. Thomas Cooper entered the plea Thursday in federal court in Elkins. Cooper was charged in May after eight mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots had their party affiliations altered," the AP reported.
Cooper was apparently trying to help Republicans.
"An investigation found five of the ballot requests were changed from Democrat to Republican with a black ink pen. On the other three requests, the voters’ party was not changed but the word Republican was later circled in black ink," the AP explained.
Here's some of what people were saying about junior:
@DonaldJTrumpJr It was a Republican and the system worked. He got caught.— Dave Hogg (@Dave Hogg) 1594481785.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr She was working for your side, Squishypants.— Suburban Guerrilla Ω (@Suburban Guerrilla Ω) 1594485343.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr And because it is a good system, he was caught. 🙄— Cyndi Borowski💙🇺🇲 (@Cyndi Borowski💙🇺🇲) 1594481309.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr He was trying to help Republicans.— David Pakman (@David Pakman) 1594481046.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Don Junior has always been a tremendous disappointment, believe me.— Trumpy Trumpy ........................... (parody) (@Trumpy Trumpy ........................... (parody)) 1594484269.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Yes, Republicans definitely are crooks, good point— DogDadBod (@DogDadBod) 1594487303.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr The mail carrier is a Trump supporter. He altered some of the envelopes — guess who noticed? Electi… https://t.co/d8fBaWFlTa— Outspoken (@Outspoken) 1594482476.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Can you read? Those were REQUEST forms, not voting ballots, and it was altered in favor of your fat… https://t.co/wOXgKMpLbl— Dr. Beth Snodderly (@Dr. Beth Snodderly) 1594482827.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr And this fraud was done to help Republicans. Go figure.— 🏳️🌈 Todd V. Lamb (@🏳️🌈 Todd V. Lamb) 1594482425.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr But, but, but it happened and a republican was the one doing it!— BLUEDOG (@BLUEDOG) 1594480667.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Take solace in the fact that he was trying to cheat on behalf of your party. Despite the possibili… https://t.co/k64pY8brIW— Bruce *Receipts, Please* Lewitas (@Bruce *Receipts, Please* Lewitas) 1594480961.0
I know Jr. is as big on reading as his dad, but did NO ONE TELL HIM that the fraud in this case was done by someone… https://t.co/BCd5OPDHl0— Steve Singiser (@Steve Singiser) 1594483954.0
Clownface Jr. just highlighted that Republicans benefit from election fraud. The mail carrier changed party affilia… https://t.co/imMl1uZiPF— *you're (@*you're) 1594489322.0