'Right-Wing Media Bubble-Induced Ignorance'
Overnight the Trump campaign released 234 pages of what it says are affidavits from poll watchers who claim to have witnessed election fraud or other forms of alleged interference.
They were quickly panned online.
Here's a noted national security attorney slamming claims made by Trump campaign spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany and RNC chair Ronna McDaniel:
Surprising no one, these affidavits turned out to be a whole lot of nothing. Claims they weren’t allowed to be as c… https://t.co/dICQYqbr0d— Bradley P. Moss (@Bradley P. Moss) 1605072574.0
Reuters DC reporter Brad Heath posted several excerpts of the affidavits as examples, reporting that "it's mostly allegations that they couldn't get as close as they wanted to the counting, couldn't re-enter the room after they left, etc. Pretty standard election stuff."
But one person claims an affidavit "appears to have been digitally altered after it was written."
@bradheath That hand-written statement appears to have been digitally altered after it was written. Image manipulat… https://t.co/zBgOnb8TvB— Adam Kline PhD (@Adam Kline PhD) 1605077728.0
One GOP poll watcher complained that the independent attorneys were "ideologically far-left," and that whenever a GOP "staffer was removed from the room" by police "most of the entire room would erupt in cheers and laughter."
One Republican poll watcher said the independent lawyers observing the process seemed pretty liberal to him. https://t.co/3Go0GjhsRX— Brad Heath (@Brad Heath) 1605072476.0
Another GOP poll watcher thought that the military should have voted for Trump.
One Republican poll watcher found it suspicious that members of the military would vote for Joe Biden. https://t.co/xnFqBluLRS— Brad Heath (@Brad Heath) 1605072518.0
National security attorney, Mark Zaid weighed in, mocking the affidavits:
Thread 👇👇👇👇 I highly encourage wide dissemination of this thread summarizing what is contained in GOP's alleged vo… https://t.co/ECw1ZoUhNV— Mark S. Zaid (@Mark S. Zaid) 1605078918.0
@bradheath So the complaint largely seems to be that the poll workers “had an attitude”? Meanwhile Trumpers stand o… https://t.co/y2nXbp88AE— Jeanette Wear a mask, folks!🇺🇸 (@Jeanette Wear a mask, folks!🇺🇸) 1605101517.0
i almost spit my coffee 😂 these people are cartoon characters https://t.co/3MNvo7cQ0m— Chuck Todd's shamble bangs (@Chuck Todd's shamble bangs) 1605100478.0
"they made fun of me and didn't agree with me about politics and therefore THE ELECTION WAS STOLEN" lmao these sore… https://t.co/vAcKb0Qk5M— marcusw (@marcusw) 1605075221.0
@bradheath @tamarakeithNPR My husband served in Operation Enduring Freedom. 13 years later, he is scheduled to go… https://t.co/hNf2NjN7In— Sally M (@Sally M) 1605103098.0
All these “affidavits” lend credence to what I saw at Detroit’s TCF center. GOP challengers began w/ a mindset that… https://t.co/N1jYRBr7ab— Dr. Danielle L. McGuire (@Dr. Danielle L. McGuire) 1605103258.0
@bradheath @ryanjreilly F. Tried to privatize the VA G. Messed up the Post Office so their meds were a month late.… https://t.co/YvUnC0f1RI— RJ 🎄🤶🏻🎅🏼 (@RJ 🎄🤶🏻🎅🏼) 1605075852.0
Kind of incredible how some of these GOP legal challenges are presenting as affidavits evidence of their myopia and… https://t.co/3hXQrlN6Oq— Ishaan Tharoor (@Ishaan Tharoor) 1605105162.0
LOL! omg... What the FUCK did these people expect? Trump called them suckers and losers and STILL, to this day, h… https://t.co/p1a4Ozzd0u— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@Holly Figueroa O'Reilly) 1605091014.0
This sounds like ... maintenance? He observed maintenance? https://t.co/oHVD8P9h4M— Jonathan Myerson Katz (@Jonathan Myerson Katz) 1605103193.0
Oh brother 🙄. This is called “Cleaning and then testing the ballot scanner using a packet of dummy ballots” I can’… https://t.co/Luddt2kXAd— Van Firth (@Van Firth) 1605095016.0