“It is interesting to me that in every primary or caucus where Ted Cruz won, we have certified, proven, sworn evidence of massive voter fraud.” – Trump surrogate Roger Stone blatantly lying about voter fraud. Stone is calling for massive demonstrations at the Republican convention in Cleveland in July. Stone also threatened to disclose hotel names and room numbers of pro-Cruz delegates.
Donald Trump warned that his supporters would respond with “riots” if he fails to secure the nomination at July’s convention in Cleveland. “I think you’d have riots, I think you’d have riots. I’m representing a tremendous many, many millions of people.” Donald Trump, March 17, 2016
There is a rumor circulating on social media that chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus is rigging electronic voting machines in New York, ensuring that presidential candidate Donald Trump will get below 50% during the April 19 primary. The lie is so incredibly moronic that one would think it would not gain legs, but it inexplicably has been shared numerous times on social media so we will address it here.
Ridiculous accusations of voter fraud have been ongoing during this horrific presidential campaign by mainly FAKE pro-Trump websites and spread all over social media. Many of these websites promoting themselves as U.S. news organizations are unbelievably based in Macedonia.
Along with the constant blatant lies has been a menacing undertone of what will happen if Donald Trump is denied his rightful place as the Republican presidential nominee, such as the tweet below:
— Women4Donald (@w4djt) April 7, 2016
The #NYPrimary lie appears to have started from @umpire43, who obsessively tweets about Trump’s fabulousness, while regularly trashing Trump’s opponents. There are a number of openly pro-Trump liberals on Twitter, and umpire43, or “DJ Lewis” appears to be one of them, as evidenced by his very first tweet:
We will call on all Trump millions of new voters to stay home in NOV or vote for Hillary before we allow Cruz or Rubio
— DJ Lewis (@umpire43) March 2, 2016
Evidently this is a running theme:
@Reince We have more than 98% of Trump supporters numbering new GOP voters in the millions that will vote Hillary if you cheat our choice.
— DJ Lewis (@umpire43) March 21, 2016
Interestingly, @umpire43 was featured at TrevorLoudon.com just this week for the following blatant lie in the wake of the Wisconsin Primary:
ABC asked 5 Trump voters to take pics. All 5 were flipped to Cruz. ABC has the 5 Video files.
— DJ Lewis (@umpire43) April 5, 2016
@realDonaldTrump I hope you are aware of this. I was 5 feet from Priebus when he said” Use the diebold program in NY to keep Trump under 50%
— DJ Lewis (@umpire43) April 6, 2016
Because of NY Primary rules, Ted Cruz would benefit from keeping Trump under 50%. But he is not going to rig voting machines to get there. Instead of dismissing the lie, many fell for it.
The question is how many of these Trump supporters are real people or more likely, paid astroturfers:
— Bikers 4 Trump™ (@Bikers4Trump) April 6, 2016
Hacking Democracy: https://t.co/BqUC8qu2tM
— *Zarko 4 Trump* (@ZarkoElDiablo) April 7, 2016
— Big T Dog (@kenk22) April 7, 2016
— Merritt 4 TRUTH (@Trump4Pres0225) April 7, 2016
— Dad_Trump2 (@Dad_Trump2) April 7, 2016
— AMERICA FIRST (@PolyPatriot) April 7, 2016
End corrupt voting machines! Trumpsters wear PLAIN RED HAT 2polls. Hats=vote 4Trump. Count hats, Compare 2votes! RT https://t.co/f5corJg1fs
— R. U. Honest (@ru_honest1) April 8, 2016
— Christine DeSimone (@Tobymare) April 8, 2016
@seanhannity next time you have that hack Reince in your show…ask him Ehat is the Diebold method for keeping Trump under 50% in NY/Ca
— Jaxx (@JaxxFacts) April 6, 2016