“They Will be Sent to Prison for a Long Time” Trump Openly Declares What He’ll Do if He Wins Election


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On Tuesday morning, July 9, former President Donald Trump outlined his plans to pursue alleged election fraudsters if he wins the upcoming presidential election. Trump’s statement via Truth Social, which touched on various election-related issues, included a stark warning to those he accuses of election fraud.

Trump declared, “If I’m elected President, we will pursue Election Fraudsters at levels never seen before, and they will be sent to prison for long periods of time.” This aggressive stance highlights Trump’s continued focus on election integrity, a central theme of his political messaging since the 2020 election.

The former president’s post also targeted what he perceives as systemic issues in the voting process. He accused Democratic politicians of pushing for non-citizen illegal migrants to have voting rights and criticized the Justice Department for not intervening.

Trump characterized these actions as part of a broader strategy by Democrats, stating, “The Dems can’t win on their policies, the only way they can win is to CHEAT.” Trump called on various Republican figures and organizations to take action, including the Republican National Committee, Speaker Johnson, and state and local Republican politicians.

He urged them to “get tough” in response to what he sees as threats to the voting system. The post also referred to “Zuckerbucks,” a term used by critics to describe donations made by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife to election offices in 2020. Trump’s warning to “be careful” suggests he may scrutinize such donations if re-elected.

Trump’s statement reflects his ongoing narrative about election integrity and his belief in widespread election fraud, claims that have been repeatedly contested by election officials and courts.

His promise of aggressive prosecution raises questions about how such actions might be implemented and their potential impact on the justice system. As the election season progresses, Trump’s forceful rhetoric and promises of action against perceived election fraud are likely to remain a central part of his campaign strategy.

This approach continues to energize his base while drawing criticism from opponents who view his claims as unfounded and potentially damaging to democratic institutions. The former president’s statement underscores the deeply polarized nature of the current political landscape and suggests that election integrity will remain a contentious issue in the upcoming presidential race.

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