Voters Urged to Use Official Ballot Boxes as California GOP Caught Installing Fake Ones
Ballot drop-boxes began popping up all over the state of California in what looked like an attempt to make it easier to vote during the pandemic, but reports show nefarious intentions.
The Washington Post released a report on Monday stating that the California GOP is responsible for setting up fake ballot boxes and encouraging voters to use them when turning in their ballots.
BREAKING: The California GOP is now accused of setting up fake mail-in voting drop boxes in the state.
This is how they operate. Trump calls the election rigged, and then the Republicans rig it!
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) October 12, 2020
After this news, President Trump started a twitter rant that mentioned California but not the scandal. Instead of condemning the blatant voter fraud, Trump instead said several states were going to hell and implied that they could be saved by casting their vote for him.
California is going to hell. Vote Trump!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2020
State officials have come forward stating that the fake ballot boxes are illegal, and if there are any convictions for the ruse, criminals could face prison time for the felony. Voters expressed their outrage for the scandal and voiced their concerns for the security of the mail-in process.
And no, creating a fake drop box isn’t covered under the law. It’s intentionally misleading and there’s no way I trust a GOP operative with Dem votes.
— Phineas Delgado, Retired Man of Action (@PhineasDelgado) October 12, 2020
Social Media users also pointed out the irony of Trump claiming that Democrats were planning to rig the election when it turns out to be his party doing the dirty work. The President’s silence on the issue also shows that he will ignore the mistakes made and crimes committed by Republicans only to constantly try to discredit the work of the Democratic party.
The California GOP set up illegal ballot drop off boxes. Republicans can’t “win” without cheating. It’s pathetic. Let’s vote them all out.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) October 12, 2020
There are only 22 days until Election Day, which is November 3, and it seems that Trump’s supporters will go outside the lines of legality to try to ensure his re-election. Below is an example of what an official ballot box looks like.
Here is our very own @BMeiselas dropping his ballot off at an official ballot box. Official ballot boxes are often listed on state/county government websites and in many counties are identified in documentation that comes with mail-in ballots. pic.twitter.com/9zmLqTOOhA
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) October 12, 2020
Whether you choose to vote in person or by mail, use vote.gov to learn all about polling locations and drop-off boxes in your county. You vote matters and this November we must vote as if our lives depend on it.