Ginsberg, a longtime lawyer who recently retired from the practice and chaired the 2013 Presidential Election Administration Commission, wrote on Tuesday in the Washington Post that Trump’s recent comments on widespread fraud in mail-in votes boosted confidence in the election undermining and urging voters to cast their ballots twice are “doubly wrong”.
“The President’s actions to encourage his supporters to commit an illegal act and to undermine confidence in the credibility of the election results are doubly wrong,”
; he wrote, adding that they are campaigning for Trump and the Republican Party to “reassess” commit their position in the 40+ voting cases in which they are involved across the country. ”
He added: “Legions of Republican attorneys have searched in vain for fraudulent double votes for over four decades. They finally have a glaring example of a great politician asking his followers to illegally vote twice.”
Ginsberg wrote, “The truth is that after decades of searching for illegal votes, there is no evidence of widespread fraud,” adding that there have been isolated incidents between the two parties. “Elections are not rigged. Postal ballot papers use the same process as postal ballot papers – different states use different names for the same process.”
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He also wrote that Trump’s comments “made his and the Republican Party rhetoric look less like genuine concern – more like transactional hypocrisy intended to provide an electoral advantage.”
Last week, Trump repeatedly encouraged voters to cast their ballots twice. If they are voting by mail they should also try to vote in person to see if their vote is counted. Election officials in North Carolina, Michigan and other states have warned citizens that voting twice is illegal and will result in criminal prosecution. The president also claimed without evidence that a postal vote would lead to widespread election fraud, and on Tuesday encouraged his supporters to act as election observers to prevent polling station fraud.