Rand Paul poked fun at saying that Democrats are stealing elections using completely legal methods
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was ridiculed on social media after accusing Democrats of legally “stealing elections” by convincing potential voters to support them.
Share an article by The American Conservative on how “Mark Zuckerberg’s Millions and the Center for Technology and Civic Life 2020 Wisconsin went blue,” wrote Paul, “How to steal an election.”
He then cited a paragraph from the report which suggested that the Democrats planned to “sow an area with many potential Democratic votes, with as many postal votes as possible, approach and convince potential voters to legally complete them, and.” then to harvest and count ”. the results”.
The Senator’s comment was quickly ridiculed by Twitter users, who indicated that it was essentially explaining the voting process.
Jason Johnson, a US political scientist, asked if if a Republican lost the election, campaigning would be “stealing”.
“That is how America has been running elections legally for literally half a century,” he added.
“That’s what we call – wait – voting,” replied Anthony Michael Kreis, law professor for the state of Georgia.
“You’re really bad at democracy, Rand,” wrote Tiffany Bond, adding, “Every eligible voter should vote – vote on every issue and candidate on their merit. Have a fair fight, may the best win for us all. “
A big blow to former President Donald Trump, Wisconsin turned blue during the 2020 presidential election. A year after Joe Biden won the state by a narrow margin, Wisconsin Republicans are still pushing the false claim that the Democrats stole a second term from the former president.
Republicans are trying to discredit the bipartisan system, made up of equal parts Republicans and Democrats, that oversees the elections.
Meanwhile, Mr Paul has been charged with hypocrisy after asking the federal government to support all necessary disaster relief efforts for his home state as he has hindered efforts to fund relief efforts elsewhere in the past.
“The Commonwealth Governor requested federal aid this morning and more requests will certainly come as the situation is assessed. I fully support these demands and ask you to immediately approve the appropriate resources for our state, ”wrote Mr Paul in a letter posted on his website.