Last Night, Trump Encouraged Rally Goers To Interfere In NH’s Democratic Primary

Darren.Woon

Donald Trump encouraged his supporters in New Hampshire to cross party lines and sabotage the Democratic primary.

President Trump encouraged his supporters in New Hampshire to cross party lines and vote for the “weakest” candidate in Tuesday’s Democratic primary during a rally on Monday night, according to Newsweek.

In his first rally since being acquitted in the Senate impeachment trial, Trump appeared to advocate for “party raiding,” the process of sabotaging an opposing political party by voting for a “weak” candidate in their primary election.  

“You have crossovers in primaries, don’t you? I hear a lot of Republicans tomorrow will vote for the weakest candidate possible of the Democrats,” Trump told the crowd. “Does that make sense? My only problem is I’m trying to figure out who is their weakest candidate, I think they’re all weak.”

Later in the rally, Trump suggested that the crowd choose whoever they thought was the weakest candidate. 

“If you want to vote for a weak candidate tomorrow, go ahead and pick on,” he said. “Pick the weakest one you think. I don’t know who it is.”

Party raiding is technically legal, but the Democratic primary in New Hampshire is only open to registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters. 

While certain states do allow voters to choose which primary to vote in even if it is not for the party they are registered with, most states require that primary voters be registered. However, voters could potentially switch registration for the primary and switch back before the general election. 

Sen. Bernie Sanders was leading in polls as of Monday night, with former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg close behind.

Trump warned the crowd that Democrats would “take away” guns and “wealth” if he were to lose the election and suggested that Republicans were trying to “save” health care, while the Democrats signature “Medicare for all” were actually attempts at taking it away. 

“We’re saving your health care while these socialist Democrats are trying to take away your health care,” Trump said. 

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Comments (12)
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SylviaS
SylviaS

He got away with it in the Senate so he thinks he can get away with publicly. And he does. Can't anyone see were he is taking us?

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Disaster Dave
Disaster Dave

Every candidate has the responsibility to encourage people to vote for them. That is the definition of an election campaign. Incumbents do and always have an advantage in an election.

Just because Trump is encouraging voters to vote for him, contrary to what you feel, doesn't make it wrong or illegal.

Tell us why we should vote for your candidate. Don't just vote against Trump.

Stand for something.

CarolR227
CarolR227

The Senate gave him a green light. Now, there is no stopping him.

SylviaS
SylviaS

He is going against the Constitution and doing it publicly. 👩‍🦳

Babcockk2
Babcockk2

Trump is a cancer, his politics are polarizing, his ideas are nothing but damming. His followers are memorized by his showmanship. Just sad, the Rightwing Christians are behind him for only one reason. The abortion issue should not be in politics, it is a women’s right to do what she wants with her body. Where are men required to do anything with their bodies that is a law.

Robert Taylor -
Robert Taylor -

When will the 25th Ammendment be used to get rid of this disgraceful excuse of a President...??.

joeching1
joeching1
                 HIS NOT MY PRESIDENT!
                    THIS IS NOT MY WAR!
                THAT’S NOT MY COUNTRY!

I had a friend, a 7th generation American and a veteran of WWII, like to tell me: “He’s not MY president!”. That’s when Ronald Reagan was the president. And when George Bush, Jr. became the president and started the Iraq War, I tell myself: “This is not MY war!”.
Today, Donald Trump has gotten himself to be the president. Waving the banner of “America First”, he was able to make himself very popular with the red-neck Americans by being a ruthless and shameless bully at home and abroad. Many conscientious Americans have risen to stop him in the coming presidential election. But they would never do it, because, after all, he is doing it for the country.
So, this time, the only way we can take away his presidency is by calling out:
“That’s not MY kind of country!”

Robott53
Robott53

Mr Trump will do anything to match Obama...I think he gets hardons thinking about ways to match or best the past president. He won’t do anything fairly or with honor and integrity. Trump is no better than the toilets he flushes 15 times and the enabling Senate is no better...please vote this nightmare out of office in November...

CarolR227
CarolR227

Truthfully, probably never.

WanderingStar
WanderingStar

I just don't understand how the GOP can continue to stand by and support this orange clown in the White House. He is corrupt, a bully, a compulsive liar. He is laughed at by other world leaders, and considered a puppet for Russia. I can't understand how his base of supporters can't see the damage this man has done and continues to do to this country. Everything out of his twisted mouth is like a poisonous, noxious witch's brew being spewed out onto a gullible, red-necked crowd of inbred yokels who are mentally still living in the 1950's.


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