Editor: By attempting to undermine the integrity of our election, and calling for an “army of poll watchers”, Donald Trump is setting the stage for voter confrontation and intimidation.

He is encouraging the potential for violence before, during, and after the election.

Might this cause some wavering Trump supporters to rethink their loyalties?

Where a desperate Trump is now leading, they may not follow.

Many former Republican elected officials and military leaders have identified Trump as a threat to our democracy.

Unfortunately, Senator McSally, and most other Republican Senators and Congressmen, have stood silently by while Trump has undermined our democracy, and our decency. They have abandoned their principles, one by one, until they have been left with none.

My hope is that there are other Republican voters out there who are willing to quietly admit to themselves that this is not what they voted for, or what they want for America.

Mark McKinney

Mesa

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hvnfun

Poor old deaton, corrupt Biden? Over 2000 lies by tump ignored, 100's of patents in china going to his daughter ignored, back doors to russia ignored, mtgs in Trump tower with russians and lied about ignored, bankruptcy's ignored, affairs with porn stars ignored, no taxes released, golfs 4 times more than Obama, but corrupt biden. Lied to your face over and over about danger of Covid! but corrupt Biden.

Lets make America honorable again, vote Biden.

Davel2

[thumbup] Excellent Mark... Right now there are two types of people I really appreciate. Ones that actually do care about others and those who voted for Trump in 2016 and have the courage and dignity to admit it was a mistake and realize Trump isn't good for America.

HavasuGuy

Our family has admitted that supporting tRUMP in 2016 was a big mistake. There will be 5 republicans in our family voting for Biden/Harris in 2020 because we do care about America and our freedoms.

Vince Gors

BIG ( FILL IN THE BLANK) are you Proud of your party? pelosi is bragging today that it has been over a year since she has spoken to The President Of The United States.

You people are "SICK" this is what Children do. Pout and Stomp, Kick Rocks and Whine.

Our President has been working this whole time to continue to keep his Promises.

WOW!! What A Change.

BigBob

Oh, my, here you go again talking about promises. So that leads me to ask you, again, to explain or defend the following -

BigBob

Oops, here you, Vinnie -

Just a few of Typhoid Donny's broken promises -

1. He told you he’d cut your taxes, and that the super-rich like him would pay more. You bought it. But his 2017 tax law did the opposite. By 2027, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, the richest 1 percent will have received 83 percent of the tax cut and the richest 0.1 percent, 60 percent of it, while 53 percent of American’s will pay more in taxes.

2. He promised the average family would see a $4,000 pay raise because of the tax law. You bought it. Real wages for most Americans are lower today than they were before the tax law went into effect.

3. He promised to close special interest loopholes that have been good for Wall Street investors but unfair to American workers, especially the notorious “carried interest” loophole for private-equity, hedge fund, and real estate partners. You bought it. But the new tax law kept the “carried interest” loophole.

4. He promised to bring an end to Kim Jong-Un’s nuclear program. You bought it. Kim Jong-Un hasn’t denuclearized.

5. He told you he’d repeal Obamacare and replace it with something “beautiful,” including “insurance for everybody.” You bought it. He didn’t repeal and he didn’t replace. Over 5 million Americans have lost health insurance in the last three years.

6. He told you he wouldn’t “cut Social Security like every other Republican and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid.” You bought it. Now he’s planning such cuts in order to deal with the ballooning deficit created, in part, by the new tax law for corporations and the rich.

7. He promised to protect anyone with pre-existing conditions. You bought it. His Justice Department told a federal court it would no longer defend provisions of Obamacare that protect patients with pre-existing conditions.

8. He said he’d build a “wall” across the southern border. You believed him. But there’s no wall.

9. He told you he’d invest $1 trillion in our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. You bought it. But after his giant tax cut for corporations and millionaires, there’s no money left for infrastructure.

10. He said he’d drain the Washington swamp. You bought it. He brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street moguls than in any administration in history.

11. He promised to re-institute a ban on all executive branch officials lobbying the government for five years after they leave government.” You bought it. But the ban he signed applies only to lobbying one’s former agency, not the government as a whole, and it doesn’t stop former officials from becoming lobbyists.

12. He said he’d use his business experience to whip the White House into shape. You bought it. He has created the most dysfunctional, back-stabbing White House in modern history, and has fired and replaced so many assistants that people there barely know who’s in charge of what.

13. He told you he’d “bring down drug prices” by negotiating “like crazy” with drug companies. You bought it. He hasn’t.

14. He told you he’d “stop foreign lobbyists from raising money for American elections.” You bought it. Foreign lobbyists are still raising money for American elections.

15. He promised “six weeks of paid maternity leave to any mother with a newborn child whose employer does not provide the benefit.” You bought it. The giant tax cut for corporations and the rich didn’t leave any money for this.

16. He said he’d create tax-free dependent care savings accounts for younger and elderly dependents, and have the government match contributions low-income families put into their savings accounts. You bought it. He’s done neither.

17. He said that on Day One he’d label China a “currency manipulator.” You bought it. Then he declared China is not a currency manipulator.

18. He said he “won’t bomb Syria.” You bought it. Then he bombed Syria.

19. After pulling out of the Paris accord, he said he’d negotiate a better deal on the environment. You bought it. There have been no negotiations.

20. He promised that the many women who accused him of sexual misconduct “will be sued after the election is over.” You bought it. He hasn’t sued them, presumably because he doesn’t want the truth to come out.

21. He said he would not be a president who took vacations, and criticized Barack Obama for taking too many vacations. You bought it. Since being appointed as President, he has spent a millions of tax dollars and over a quarter of his days at one of his golf properties.

22. He vowed to “push colleges to cut the skyrocketing cost of tuition.” You believed him. But he hasn’t. Instead, he’s made it easier for for-profit college to defraud students.

23. He said he’d force companies to keep jobs in America, and that there would be consequences for companies that shipped jobs abroad, especially government contractors. You believed him. Never before in U.S. history have federal contractors sent so many jobs overseas. There have been no consequences.

24. He promised to end DACA. Then in January 2018 promised that “DACA recipients should not to be concerned… We’re going to solve the problem,” then he reversed himself again.

25. He promised to revive the struggling coal industry and bring back lost coal mining jobs. You bought it. Coal is still losing customers as utilities turn to natural gas and renewable power.

26. He promised to protect American steel jobs. You bought it. His tariffs on steel have protected some steel jobs. But industries that use steel – like automakers and construction – now have to pay more for the steel they use, with the result that their jobs are threatened.

27. He said he’d make America safer. You believed him. Mass shootings keep rising, and he has failed to pass effective gun control legislation.

28. He promised to make two- and four-year colleges more affordable. You bought it. But Trump’s most recent budget contains deep cuts in aid for low-income and first-generation college students, reduces Federal Work Study, and eliminates the 50-year-old Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant program, which goes to more than a million poor college kids each year.

29. He promised to eliminate the federal deficit and bring down the debt. You bought it. Due to his massive tax cut, mostly for corporations and the rich and his military spending, the deficit is set to rise to $1 trillion, and the debt has ballooned to more than $21 trillion.

30. He said he’d release his taxes. “I’m under a routine audit and it’ll be released, and as soon as the audit is finished it will be released,” he promised during the campaign. You bought it. He still hasn’t released his taxes.

deaton

In your dreams Mark! But tell me Mark from Mesa, with the only other alternative being “Corruption Joe Biden” How could anybody with half a brain not vote for President Trump, aside from BigBob, the Moron [batman] and the Twit? #Re-Elect45! [thumbup][beam][tongue] Deaton

Too old for this

While I am not a fan of everything that Trump has done or said, I just will not vote for the only viable alternative that we have...the Democrats. A Biden/Harris administration would destroy the country that I, and so many others, have fought to protect.

BigBob

Oh look, another fool wasted his vote. But don't worry President Biden will see to it that very American is represented and well-treated.

And how interesting that you have allowed the conservative/fascists under direction of Putin and supported by Typhoid Donny to run rampant with their destruction of our nation and you did nothing.

Davel2

Too old for this... That's likely what you said last time when HRC was running. Do you really want to make the same mistake again? Trump denigrates everything that you and others fought to protect. When you were fighting for America, were you fighting just for Republicans and their policies? Of course not. A divisive President that pits

Americans against other Americans can't be what your military service was all about. There are many generals who agree. They can't all be wrong. Biden won't destroy the country. It's just propaganda. He is as moderate as they get, but Trump could have us fighting with each in the streets. I mean we actually had lunatics out there inspired by Trump to kidnap a governor. This is not good and you're never "too old" to change your mind and do the right thing.

HavasuGuy

Too old - you fought for this country and you are voting for the guy that the Nazi party is supporting? Which side did you fight on? Are you one of those "very fine people" that tRUMP stood up for?

simon1dog

I voted for Donald Trump. I know the rest of the country that isn't "brain dead" will be doing the same.

BigBob

OMG! How many times are you going to tell us you wasted your vote? I would like to say that my vote for Joe Biden cancels out yours, but I fully expect when the final tally is done we will find that for each Typhoid Donny vote there were at least 100 for Biden. You've lost, face up to it and prepare for President Biden to make life so much better for every true American - and even those who are not - and our nation overall.

BigBob

Typhoid Donny gave all of us a true measure of hope during his gene pool cleansing rally in Macon, GA. "Because you know what," he told supporters at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon, "running against the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics puts pressure on me. Could you imagine if I lose? (God, YES!) My whole life, what am I going to do? I'm going to say I lost to the worst candidate in the history of politics. I'm not going to feel so good. Maybe I'll have to leave the country, I don't know." I suggest he buy tickets now for himself and his grifter crime family to get the best price and then get the hell out before president Biden has a chance to arrest the whole worthless bunch and throw them in jail.

BigBob

I suspect many vocal supporters of Typhoid Donny will do the right thing when it comes to filling out their ballots and bring to an end this disgusting dictatorial reign of error.

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