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Qasim Rashid: “There was in fact mass voter suppression and fraud this election and it was designed to flip the election results—except it was perpetrated by Trump and the GOP.”

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From 2020 VA-01 Democratic nominee Qasim Rashid, who is 100% right about this:

Can we talk about the mass voter fraud and suppression in our elections?

Trump is now 1-35 in court, with the one victory a minor victory that ordered Pennsylvania to count votes in a way they were already doing.

But let’s be clear. There was in fact mass voter suppression and fraud this election and it was designed to flip the election results—except it was perpetrated by Trump and the GOP.

Want proof? Here’s just a snapshot.

Trump & GOP:

•In Florida, denied the vote to 900K returning citizens
•In Texas, closed 750+ polling locations
•In Milwaukee, left only 1 poll open
•Gutted the Voting Rights Act
•Blocked the John Lewis Voting Rights Act & blocked 3 Election Security Bills
•Gutted the USPS in swing states and slowed down mail in ballots
•Praised armed militias meant to intimidate the vote, even as they threatened to murder Governors
•Have filed nearly 40 lawsuits to perpetuate the myth of fraud with the stated goal that they want to create confusion, even after admitting in court they have no proof of mass fraud.

And that’s all just THIS election. And I could go on. We haven’t even talked about gerrymandering, purging voter rolls, and Facebook disinformation campaigns.

The only reason I hesitate to say this was a free and fair election is because of the systemic disenfranchisement of Black and brown voters, and the mass disinformation perpetuated by Trump and the GOP to all voters. That must be reckoned with.

And despite all of these efforts, leaders like Stacey Abrams and Black, Hispanic, and Native American voters overcame and pushed Biden/Harris to victory. A truly free and fair election would have been an unprecedented landslide for Democrats.

So next time someone claims there is voter suppression and fraud in our elections, make sure you share these facts. Let’s work to stop this suppression by next election. That’s how we make America truly great.

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