Republican National Committee Rapid Response Director Steve Guest said Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSenate Democrats propose corporate minimum tax for spending package The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Budget negotiators: 72 hours and counting Democrats face critical 72 hours MORE (D-Mass.) was endorsing voter fraud after Warren joked that her dog, Bailey, will vote for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day Business lobby calls for administration to 'pump the brakes' on vaccine mandate Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — Afghanistan reckoning shows no signs of stopping MORE.
“Elizabeth Warren endorses voter fraud, says her dog will be voting Democrat,” Guest tweeted Thursday, including a clip from a Thursday town hall, during which Warren told Symone SandersSymone SandersBiden speaks with Macron, Harris to meet with French president in Paris Harris facilitates coin toss at Howard University football game Harris to campaign for Gavin Newsom ahead of recall election MORE, a senior campaign adviser for Biden, that Bailey is “definitely going to vote in November, and he’s voting Democrat all the way” and said “Bailey for Biden!”
“Voter fraud is not a joking matter,” Guest continued. He also linked to an article from Fox5 Atlanta about an Atlanta family that mistakenly received a voter registration application for their deceased cat. The Georgia secretary of state’s office denied to the outlet that the application came from their office.
Elizabeth Warren endorses voter fraud, says her dog will be voting Democrat.— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) July 16, 2020
"Bailey is definitely going to vote in November and he's voting Democrat all the way. Bailey for Biden."
Voter fraud is not a joking matter. pic.twitter.com/QNqhXgfpUK
Following Guest’s tweet, lawmakers, celebrities, activists and thousands other social media users began tweeting the hashtag #Dogs4Biden, according to The Washington Post. The hashtag was promoted by The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump GOP super PAC.
Please quote this with your #Dogs4Biden. Let's see those beautiful pups.— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 16, 2020
Ted LieuTed W. LieuDemocrats say GOP lawmakers implicated in Jan. 6 should be expelled Let's build a superhighway in space Hillicon Valley — Presented by American Edge Project — Americans blame politicians, social media for spread of misinformation: poll MORE (@tedlieu) July 16, 2020
On Thursday night, late-night host Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertSpringsteen: Trump, De Santis and Taylor Greene mustn't decide 'fate of the American experiment' Fox's Bret Baier: Jan. 6 was a 'dark day' for US 'similar to what we saw in 1876' Fox's Gutfeld mocks late night hosts for planned 'climate night' MORE released a satirical infomercial set to singer Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel,” joking over dogs attempting to vote.
“Hi I’m Sarah McLachlan — will you be an angel for a helpless animal?” it began. “Every day, dogs are being tempted to vote illegally because ballots are shoved into their mail slots. Dogs write in candidates like Senator Sniffbutt, and Governor Catmurderer. Right now, there’s an animal that needs you.”
The sketch features footage of President Trump telling Townhall that Democratic governors could be sending mail-in ballots to dogs.
Trump claimed, “Who are they sending them to? Nobody has any idea. They’re sending them to dogs. They actually have sent to dogs.”
There have been several instances of pets being sent voter registration forms and owners attempting to register dogs. A dead dog named Mozart was sent a form in Virginia in 2012, The Washington Post reported, in addition to other pets across the country.
Last year, a California man admitted to registering his dead father and four dogs to vote to highlight voter fraud, according to The Californian.
Trump and other Republicans have railed against the practice of mail-in voting as states across the country consider measures to allow voters to cast their ballots from home amid the coronavirus pandemic. Studies have found that voter fraud is rare in mailed-in ballots.