Kansas election officials investigating texts potentially from Donald Trump urging voters to support his candidates.

By |2018-10-26T07:35:10-08:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments

Pretty sure this would be illegal.

Courtesy of NBC News:

Kansas election officials are reviewing text messages claiming to be from President Donald Trump and telling residents that their early votes hadn’t been recorded, as Democratic leaders worried Thursday that they were part of efforts to “steal” a close governor’s race.

State Elections Director Bryan Caskey said the Kansas secretary of state’s office received 50 or 60 calls about the texts Wednesday, mostly from the northeastern part of the state. Caskey said the office is trying to determine whether the texts broke a law before determining what to do next.

One text says “Your absentee ballot is ready. Remember to vote for Pres. Trump’s allies.” A follow-up text says, “This is President Trump. Your early vote has NOT been RECORDED on Kansas’s roster.” It urges the voter to confirm his or her polling place.

Democrats are on edge because Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the state’s top elections official, is a Trump ally and the Republican nominee for governor. He’s in a dead heat with Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly after defeating GOP Gov. Jeff Colyer in the August primary by only 343 votes out of more than 317,000 cast.

Kansas Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, a Topeka Democrat, and Kansas House Minority Leader Jim Ward, a Wichita Democrat, said during a Statehouse news conference that they worry the texts are confusing voters because at least a few Democrats received them. Ward said some new voters may conclude that the voting process is too complicated and give up.

It does not appear that folks actually think that these texts are coming from Donald Trump, though he does have the ability to send out emergency texts to the American people, however, the texts do link to a website for the Republican National Committee so this could be more dirty tricks from the Republican party. 

Apparently, there is no low that is too low for the Republicans this year, and to be honest I think if Trump thought he could get away with it, he WOULD be the one sending these texts to Kansas voters. 

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  1. a October 26, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    My friend got a text from the president saying something about her vote not counting and she’s an Indiana voter

  2. Anonymous October 26, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Kobach and Kemp.

    Remember what Stalin said: it’s not who votes, it’s who counts the votes.

    Why isn’t it illegal for a candidate to be in charge of elections?

    • Marthe October 27, 2018 at 3:15 am

      Great question 7:25 pm.

      I trust Kris Kobach to be fair and honest as much as I trust MBS in Saudi Arabia to investigate himself for the Khashoggi murder.

  3. Anonymous October 27, 2018 at 5:44 am

    I also read that folks that vote straight ticket Democratic in TX, Beto’s vote is flipping to Cruz and the election officials knew about this.

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