‘You will be caught’: Lincoln Project fires warning shot at Gov. Ron DeSantis on Election Day
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"Donald Trump is desperate."

The Lincoln Project on Tuesday delivered a stern message to Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Republicans.

“If you help Trump’s losing campaign cheat to win, you will be caught.”

The political action committee fired the political warning shot via a 70-second digital ad. In it, they accuse President Donald Trump‘s “desperate campaign” of cheating in the election.

They claim the Trump campaign has ignored military votes, intimidated voters, closed polling places and thrown out mail-in ballots.

“This new ad makes clear that Gov. Ron DeSantis will face consequences for attempting to help the President steal this election,” said Lincoln Project Co-Founder Reed Galen. “Donald Trump is desperate. He knows he cannot win this election if every vote is counted, so he has turned to DeSantis to silence the voices of Florida voters.”

They added: “The Lincoln Project’s message to Gov. DeSantis is clear: If you help Trump’s campaign cheat to win, you will be caught, and you will face the consequences of your actions.”

Republican Party of Florida Executive Director Helen Aguire Ferre responded to the ad in a statement.

“Who even pays attention to the Lincoln Project?” she asked. “The most attention they received was when the NY Post published an article about its founders allegedly having checkered pasts with ties to Russia and tax troubles. Another article in the National Review labeled them as ‘The Grifter Project.’ These operatives have no credibility.”

The Lincoln Project was created in 2019 by a group of former Republican political operatives. According to their website, the group’s mission is to “defeat President Trump and Trumpism” at the 2020 ballot box.

Notably, the organization of prominent ‘Never Trump’ Republicans recently moved beyond its initial advertising and messaging mission.

In October, the group launched a one-stop website to crowdsource voters’ complaints and concerns called “See Something Say Something 2020.”

The website is intended to address ongoing concerns among Democrats that Trump has been leading — or at least encouraging — voter suppression efforts ranging from intimidation to lack of voter access to ballot drop-off locations.

The Lincoln Project pledged to draw attention in real time to nefarious activities using the hashtag #SeeSay2020.

The organization also noted the collected information may be used to aid in any litigation post-November 3rd.

Jason Delgado

Jason Delgado covers news out of the state capital for Florida Politics. After a stint with the U.S. Army, Jason attended the University of Central Florida where he studied American Policy and National Security. His past bylines include WMFE-NPR and POLITICO Florida. Throw him a line at [email protected] or on Twitter at @JasonDelgadoFL.


11 comments

  • James Robert Miles

    November 3, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Ya think that DeSatan might cheat? Gee, what a concept. For the GOP, desperate times call for desperate measures They can’t win fair and square so cheating is their M. O.! DeSatan, the ultimate Trump butt-kisser is doing what he is told by his lord and master and it ain’t the people of Florida!

  • S B ANTHONY

    November 3, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    We will be watching.

  • Cindy jordan

    November 4, 2020 at 5:01 am

    The VOTERS are watching!!! COUNT THE VOTES!!!

  • Ray Blacklidge

    November 4, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Turn your flashlights on to Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin! That’s where some Democrats are trying to steal the election.

  • Sonja Fitch

    November 4, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    Fing Desantis and Rick Scott decided to stop the Fing count before all were counted! Where in the Fing
    Count are the mail ballots? Here in Duval they hemming and hawing about if or when the Fing mail ballots were counted. Recount you slimy low lift Fing DesNtis and Scott! Recount

  • Kim

    November 5, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    They counted them as they came in, I’m sure. Florida wasn’t going to be held in the position of holding up the election like in 2000. We learned from that. Besides that fact, Florida has been a red state for a very long time. Duval county is a hub of Democrats, BUT… the rest of the state outvotes those couple of Dem counties.

  • Dr. Judith LaVorgna

    November 6, 2020 at 9:12 pm

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    O PROUD OF THE PART THE LINCOLN PROJECT PLAYED IN THIS ELECTION. THANKS TO ALL FROM A DEMOCRAT.

  • Jaz Florida

    November 6, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    This guy is a sleeve ball, reminds me of IL Gov. Blagojevech convicted felon! He is drunk with power, and grossly unqualified for the job! He must go!

  • Cain Delon

    November 6, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Lincoln Project was highly influential in convincing suburban women to reject DUMP. Hope Lincoln Project continues to attack DeSatan, Scott and Rubio in future elections.

  • Kathleen Sparks

    November 6, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    I think this is an awesome group that is fighting for a fair election. With what the republicans have done this year is beyond reproach. The did everything they could . It’s time something needs to be done period . Trump and his Party why he has the control over these people is mind boggling and he gets them to do his bidding . We need to protect our democracy and they need to be stopped .

  • Beth Harrison

    November 9, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    I think you were referring to this site: https://seesay2020.com/. I’m not sure if this was created by Lincoln Project – but you’re the journalist here, so I’m sure your facts must be correct

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