Rachel Maddow called on Donald Trump Monday night for a crime by pressuring Republican officials in several battlefield states to falsify election results.
The MSNBC host pointed out that Trump has urged GOP lawmakers in Georgia, Michigan and now Pennsylvania to overthrow the will of the people and discard Joe Biden's victories.
"I understand that it sounds strange to point out, but it is a crime to pressure officials to falsify election results," Maddow said. "I mean, that's electoral impairment, isn't it?"
Rachel Maddow points out that the average American who tries to falsify election results like Trump does would be charged. #maddow pic.twitter.com/khbPWcKFkl
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According to new coverage from the Post, it was twice in the past week when the president called the Republican spokesman for the Statehouse in Pennsylvania and told that spokesman that he had to find a way to discard the Biden Pennsylvania victory and give the state instead to Trump. I understand it sounds strange to point out, but it is a crime to pressure officials to falsify election results. I mean, that's electoral impairment, isn't it? If someone you knew personally pressured, leaned on and incriminated the election officials to get them to falsify the election results and say the other man won, they would be charged.
Trump ripples to the end
Even before the outgoing president began his post-election crusade to distort election results in various battlefield states, Donald Trump was the most corrupt person to ever hold the presidency.
It seems like a decade ago Trump was embroiled in a Ukraine bribery program that made him the third president in history to be indicted.
Now that there is nothing to lose after Joe Biden defeated him last month, Trump increases his criminal behavior to eleven by making brazen electoral nuisances in multiple states.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama's presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.