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Trump campaign accuses Democrats of trying to ‘rig election’ — with money from Jewish billionaires

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President Trump’s reelection campaign sent a letter to would-be voters accusing Democrats of trying to “rig the November election” with money from three billionaires with Jewish ancestry.

The letter, which was first publicized last week by the progressive Jewish group Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, criticized Democrats for trying to expand remote voting options.

“With the help of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton — and using the funds of their Leftist billionaire allies like George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, and Tom Steyer — Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer are pushing for ways to rig the November election — from calling for all ballots to be cast by mail, to same day registration, to requiring no ID to vote,” the letter stated.

Soros and Bloomberg are Jewish, and Steyer had a Jewish father.

The three men are some of the most prominent Democratic donors, but some Jews have accused Republicans of perpetuating anti-Semitic stereotypes by singling out their spending on political efforts.

In the final days of the 2016 presidential election campaign, the Trump campaign was criticized for running an ad with flashing images of Jewish financial figures who had allegedly “robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth and put that money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities.”

In 2018, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the leader of the House Republican caucus, was criticized after tweeting that the trio was trying to “buy” the midterm elections.

The following year, National Republican Congressional Committee chairman Rep. Tom Emmer was slammed) for writing in a letter to party members that the three billionaires had “bought control of Congress for the Democrats.”

Aiden Pink is the deputy news editor of the Forward. Contact him at pink@forward.com or follow him on Twitter @aidenpink

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Aiden Pink

Aiden Pink

Aiden Pink is the Deputy News Editor for the Forward. Contact him at pink@forward.com or on Twitter, @aidenpink .

Trump campaign: Billionaire Jews helping ‘rig election’

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