It was recently announced, after weeks of waiting due to mail-in ballot complications, that longtime Democratic Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney had defeated her primary challenger.
New York’s long election wait is over: Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Councilman Ritchie Torres were named victors in the… https://t.co/PEIl1huAcp— The New York Times (@The New York Times) 1596595805.0
Of course, President Trump, who has been attempting to discredit voting by mail at every available opportunity, commented on the primary in a press briefing.
He suggested the election results were illegitimate and a personal attack against him.
"You see [stories] all over the internet" -- Trump can't cite a single piece of evidence that more mail voting will… https://t.co/Wd0XN3Z1dM— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1596665236.0
"As soon as I said you should have a new election ... all of a sudden they announced a winner ... did they do somet… https://t.co/oyACRtkXR1— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1596665485.0
Maloney quickly responded on Twitter, where she called Donald Trump out for his blatant paranoia.
.@realDonaldTrump thinks democracy is a conspiracy against him. https://t.co/7MxDaSLu9T— Carolyn B. Maloney (@Carolyn B. Maloney) 1596666835.0
.@realDonaldTrump thinks attacking my election will scare me off my investigations and #oversight of his abuses. Do… https://t.co/TKaEfqjgqj— Carolyn B. Maloney (@Carolyn B. Maloney) 1596668817.0
Many Twitter users felt scared Trump might try this same tactic after his own November election.
This year's predicted higher number of mail-in ballots might take days or even weeks to count.
@CarolynBMaloney @TeamPelosi @realDonaldTrump It’s worse than that. He’s purposely trying to undermine your legitim… https://t.co/5eNrMkbJJK— Left Shoe Diary 👠 (@Left Shoe Diary 👠) 1596681503.0
@CarolynBMaloney @realDonaldTrump Are you saying it's not? I suppose you also think doing widespread testing and lo… https://t.co/SdeXUUrZmY— Raymond Something. (@Raymond Something.) 1596726615.0
@CarolynBMaloney @realDonaldTrump Trump cannot be trusted to play fair in this election! With that said Democrats,… https://t.co/Ea5DnpMiXD— Arthur L Owens (@Arthur L Owens) 1596717970.0
Anything that is bad for Donald Trump is an evil conspiracy against him it seems.
@CarolynBMaloney @realDonaldTrump It is. The majority of Americans didn't pick him in 2016, rejected him again in 2… https://t.co/pm9dYSbYuo— JD (@JD) 1596684883.0
Many online believe President Trump does not care about upholding the norms of a functional government; he only wants to maintain his safety and power.
@CarolynBMaloney @realDonaldTrump Trump: I criticized them. Translation: I whined and complained on Twitter.— Dr. FrksFrau (@Dr. FrksFrau) 1596717374.0
Considering Trump lost the popular vote in 2016 and his poll numbers look significantly worse now compared to then, many people predicted that a functioning Democracy will remove him from office.
@CarolynBMaloney @realDonaldTrump Democracy is not a conspiracy, but it is against him.— susani 🇺🇸 (@susani 🇺🇸) 1596727619.0
@CarolynBMaloney @atrupar @realDonaldTrump Well ... the practice of democracy is antipathetic to his nature, so in… https://t.co/NtvG94Ak5a— MickMack (@MickMack) 1596715292.0
President Trump is making it fairly obvious that, come November, he'll consider positive results legitimate and negative ones questionable.
America must be prepared for this, as well as a longer-than-normal wait for results as mail-in ballots are counted.