The Danger of Political Spin

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OPINION — Last week, President Trump attempted to use the mistaken discarding of nine military ballots two weeks ago by a just-hired contractor at Pennsylvania’s Luzerne County Election Bureau as part of his months-long campaign claiming mail-in ballot fraud will rig the upcoming election.

The Trump-Pence campaign on Friday used the same incident to claim, “Democrats are trying to steal the election,” despite the fact that the local Luzerne County government is controlled by Republicans and the county voted for Trump in 2016 by 20 percent.

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