On September 23, President Donald Trump drew strong rebukes from both sides of the aisle by declining to commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the November elections.
Trump also suggested that removing mail-in ballots would be integral to keeping him in power and, thus, keeping the peace.
"Get rid of the ballots and we'll have a very peaceful -- there won't be a transfer, frankly. There will be a conti… https://t.co/B9DcHA3jGa— Laura Barrón-López (@Laura Barrón-López) 1600903756.0
Even FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub had some strong words for the President.
In case anyone is unclear on the concept, in the United States of America, we do not “get rid of” ballots. We count… https://t.co/NX2cNNsuiK— Ellen L. Weintraub (@Ellen L. Weintraub) 1600904805.0
However, his colleague at the FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub did…not agree. At all. https://t.co/vQuGLesdtc— Jack Jenkins (@Jack Jenkins) 1600383290.0
@forwardarc @realDonaldTrump The counting of all ballots must now be defended, since Trump has made it controversia… https://t.co/22XPzN0NjM— George Felton (@George Felton) 1600952489.0
Trump has made a habit of out of breaking norms since becoming President and the centuries-old tradition of gracefully passing power to the next President is no exception apparently.
@forwardarc @realDonaldTrump I hope Secs of State, across the country, will honor ALL voters by counting their ball… https://t.co/qNjvN30vRr— PearlyBVaccinated (@PearlyBVaccinated) 1600952698.0
@bulldoghill @Raffi_RC Oops pissed off another employee!— GMac (@GMac) 1600972587.0
Ellen Weintraub is an FEC Commissioner. This is your wake-up call, America. "A Republic, if you can keep it" https://t.co/VHWK6gJP6j— Cletus Canuck (@Cletus Canuck) 1600912676.0
Twitter was thankful there are objective voices like Weintraub's standing up for our democracy.
@EllenLWeintraub @KevinMKruse He's just trying to intimidate us and make us feel hopeless. I'm not scared. We're go… https://t.co/IfoZoYyaAk— Wren (@Wren) 1600905450.0
President Donald Trump may not care about the state of our country after he's gone but America's citizens will be stuck in the mess he's made.
@EllenLWeintraub Thank you Madam Commissioner, for the sanity and information you offer to the discussion.— Hernesheir (@Hernesheir) 1600907835.0
@EllenLWeintraub Just found u here on Twitter n so glad I did. Thanks #follow #greataccount— Rick Young (@Rick Young) 1600947767.0
Of course, most Presidents would never have to be told "we're not going to throw out any ballots just to help you win."
@EllenLWeintraub Thank you for staying true to the Constitution, @EllenLWeintraub. That seems to be in short supply… https://t.co/nT6Pdp2o6u— Sharon MacMillan, MD, FACOG (@Sharon MacMillan, MD, FACOG) 1600942482.0
America will soon have the chance to decide whether it can tolerate a President who cares more about himself than for the continuation of our Democracy.