(Los Angeles, CA) — California election officials have rejected over 100-thousand mail-in ballots during the March presidential primary due to mistakes. The Secretary of State’s election data shows 102-thousand-428 mail-in ballots were disqualified in the state’s 58 counties, which is about one-point-five-percent of the nearly seven-million mail-in ballots returned. That percentage is the highest in a primary since 2014. The most common problem in the state was missing the deadline for the ballot to be mailed and arrive. Tim Murtaugh, the Director of Communications for President Trump’s re-election campaign tells 850WFTL that the mail-in ballot problem goes far beyond missing a deadline. He says that in Los Angeles County 112% of voters are registered to vote. He says it is not possible but true and means that many of the ballots are being mailed to dead people or people who have moved. In the attached CNN interview, CNN’s Search Results Web results Brianna Keilar confronts Trump campaign official Murtaugh: Are dead Americans funny to you? He tells 850WFTL, dead people aren’t funny, but they also should not be voting. Murtaugh says the Trump campaign is ready for any eventuality with an “Election Day Operations” “EDO” to handle any issues, shenanigans or vote-counting problems that may arise on November 3rd. He believes that the Democrat push for mail-in ballot voting will be their new “insurance policy” for the 2020 election. In 2016 is was Russia collusion. Also, President Trump is railing against the news media again. Trump tweeted that it would be “great if the Media would get the word out to the people in a ‘fair and balanced’ way.” He vowed to “win anyway” in November’s re-election contest. Trump also called the news media a far more difficult adversary than what he called “Radical Left Do Nothing” Democrats. He also accused the media of partnering with Democrats. Murtaugh says Florida will fall into the president’s win column. Murtaugh brick wall
Would be so great if the Media would get the word out to the people in a “fair and balanced” way. We will win anyway, but they are a far more difficult adversary than their Radical Left Do Nothing Democrat Partner!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2020
Listen to the full interview with Tim Murtaugh here. Tim Murtaugh Trump Campaign Communications Director