Statement from DAGA Co-Chairs on Trump’s Voter Intimidation Plans

August 21, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) Co-Chairs Massachusetts AG Maura Healey and Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum released the statement below in response to President Trump’s comments to Sean Hannity last night on Fox News outlining plans to send law enforcement officials to polling locations to “guard against voter fraud.” The President told Hannity, “We’re going to have sheriffs, and we’re going to have law enforcement, and we’re going to have, hopefully, US attorneys, and we’re going to have everybody and attorney generals.”

Statement from Massachusetts AG Maura Healey and Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum, Co-Chairs of the Democratic Attorneys General Association

“The President’s performance on Fox News shows just how afraid he is of American voters. It’s pretty transparent: he doesn’t want vote-by-mail because it’s harder for him—and his political allies—to intimidate voters at the polls if they get to mail in their ballots.”

“Let’s be clear: Democratic Attorneys General will resist any ploy by Trump to intimidate voters or suppress the vote—and we would expect the same of our AGs in every state, Republican or Democrat.”

“Democratic Attorneys General have and will continue to bring together strategic partners in the legal arena in advance of the election to protect the vote.”

“Our message to the American people remains the same: VOTE! We are committed to making sure you can vote safely and securely—without intimidation. Your vote will be counted.”