If Biden wins the presidential election via voter fraud, you can be sure Trump supporters will not play nice.
Here’s a foretaste.
Kelly Weill of the leftist Daily Beast reports that Texas has emerged as a battleground state in Tuesday’s presidential election, with polls showing the typically Republican stronghold now only marginally favoring President Trump, which promopted the Biden campaign to schedule an event yesterday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Austin, Texas, in a bid to drum up last-minute support.
But Biden’s presidential campaign canceled the event after the campaign bus was “ambushed” and “harassed” on the highway by a pro-Trump contingent. Biden campaign’s Texas communications director, Tariq Thowfeek, said holding the event would have placed Biden staffers and supporters at risk: “Rather than engage in productive conversation about the drastically different visions that Joe Biden and Donald Trump have for our country, Trump supporters in Texas today instead decided to put our staff, surrogates, supporters, and others in harm’s way.”
Democrat Rep. Sheryl Cole, a Texas House representative, calls the ambush by pro-Trump protestors “well beyond safe limits.”
Daily Beast‘s Weill continues:
Historian Dr. Eric Cervini was driving to help with the Biden campaign stop when he filmed a line of pickup trucks along the highway, many of them flying Trump flags. The drivers were “waiting to ambush the Biden/Harris campaign bus as it traveled from San Antonio to Austin,” Cervini tweeted.
“These Trump supporters, many of whom were armed, surrounded the bus on the interstate and attempted to drive it off the road,” he alleged. “They outnumbered police 50-1, and they ended up hitting a staffer’s car.”
A Biden campaign staffer told The Daily Beast that Trump supporters surrounded the bus on the highway and slowed down in front of it, attempting to stop it or run it off the road. The official sent a picture taken on the bus, showing Trump trucks surrounding the front of the vehicle. Staffers on the bus called police, who helped the bus reach its destination.
Video from the highway shows trucks surrounding the bus, at one point colliding with an SUV.
Weill calls the ambush an instance of voter intimidation — “a tactic the Trump campaign has implicitly endorsed.”
I’m not aware that Trump has endorsed voter intimidation, implicit or explicit. How about you? Furthermore, how is surrounding the Biden campaign bus “voter intimidation”?
This is what Weill means by “voter intimidation”. She writes:
- “The Trump campaign—and often Trump himself—has encouraged in-person conflict around the polls by urging supporters to act as ‘poll watchers'” — “a call that sparked concerns of voter intimidation.”
- Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., in a video ahead of a Friday event by Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris, encouraged his father’s supporters to show up at Harris’s event: “Hey Laredo, Don Jr. here,” I heard you had an awesome turnout for the Trump Train. It’d be great if you guys would all get together, head down to McAllen and give Kamala Harris a nice Trump Train welcome. Get out there, have some fun, enjoy it. Don’t forget to vote and bring all of your friends. Let’s show them how strong Texas still is as Trump country. Get out there, guys.” (Harris canceled the event.)
- “When Biden spoke at a Minnesota event on Friday, the same day as his campaign was ambushed in Austin, Trump supporters in a caravan of vehicles reportedly surrounded the venue honking their horns and chanting.”
- “During early voting in the swing state of Virginia late last month, a caravan of Trump supporters drove to the Democratic-leaning Fairfax County and surrounded people in an early voting line, shouting at them on loudspeakers.”