Trump openly admits he’s fast-tracking SCOTUS nominee to rule on ‘fake ballots’ during contested election
President of the United States Donald Trump speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo by Gage Skidmore.

President Donald Trump is openly admitting he's wasting no time, fast-tracking the replacement for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to help him during a contested election.


Speaking on "Fox & Friends," Trump on Monday said because of "fake ballots," he does not want a 4-4 Supreme Court ruling on the election, should there be one. There is zero evidence of fake ballots.

He also admitted he is choosing a nominee based on how he thinks they can help him win votes in the election.

Asked to explain why Judge Barbara Lagoa is one of the top candidates on his list, Trump said, "she's excellent, she's Hispanic, she's a terrific woman from everything I know. I don't know her. Florida, we love Florida. So she's got a lot of things. Very smart."

Trump needs help with Hispanic voters, women, and Florida, so she checks all the boxes for him.

Trump, asked "is politics going to be part of" his decision on a nominee, says, "I try not to say so," but admits, "I think probably automatically it is."