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Thursday, Oct 20 2016

Rubio Doesn't See Trump Threats To Democracy As Disqualifying

Oct 20, 2016

After Donald Trump spent the better part of the week:

  • lying about widespread voter fraud,
  • encouraging violence to suppress voter turnout,
  • fearmongering through conspiracy theories, and
  • indicating to his supporters that it’s okay to incite violence at polling sites if necessary,

Trump continued to threaten the legitimacy of our elections and the stability of our democracy at last night’s debates when he dangerously refused to commit to accepting the outcome of the election.

Why is Marco Rubio continuing to strongly support Donald Trump for president?

Trump’s threats to incite chaos are beyond the pale, and they aren’t new. Trump has been claiming the election is rigged for months, and Marco Rubio has stuck with him despite saying, “This election is not being rigged.” That a major party nominee is willing to threaten the stability of our democracy because he’s a sore loser is shocking and unprecedented. That Rubio is eager to stand with Trump and support him through Trump’s “rigged election” talk is disqualifying.

Published: Oct 20, 2016

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