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Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:09 PM

Could the Congress pass legislation making election fraud subject to harsh penalty if convicted?

Perhaps a five to ten-year sentence?

That might discourage those that feel inclined to carry out criminal actions for Donald J Trump?

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Reply Could the Congress pass legislation making election fraud subject to harsh penalty if convicted? (Original post)
kentuck Aug 3 OP
RainCaster Aug 3 #1
kentuck Aug 3 #2
flying_wahini Aug 3 #3
fierywoman Aug 3 #4
Takket Aug 3 #5

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:13 PM

1. That would be too harsh on the Russians

We can't do that!

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:16 PM

2. I don't doubt but that Trump would threaten a veto.

If the Senate refused to over-ride veto, it would show where Trump and Republicans stand on "voter fraud".

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:22 PM

3. I think it's a great idea.

Might make it all much more transparent .

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:24 PM

4. Add it to the Jan 21, 2021 things-to-do list.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:34 PM

5. I doubt that would survive a SCOTUS challenge

On the grounds of cruel and unusual punishment for a crime that is essentially non existent because it is completely pointless to try. Swaying an actual election through voter fraud is pretty harmless because it is virtually impossible to pull off.

Voter suppression and disinformation campaigns are far more effective and what needs to be clamped down on.

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