- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Celebrity activist Jamie Lee Curtis says she’s worried that President Trump’s supporters may steal the 2020 election by making off with United States Postal Service trucks. 

The “Halloween” star left Twitter users confused on Tuesday after peddling a conspiracy theory of enormous size and scope. 

“I swear, in broad daylight, the driver of the red truck had a red cap on with white letters,” she tweeted nearly 560,000 fans while attaching an image of a damaged USPS vehicle. “Conspiracy? Outright attempt at stealing the election by denying the access of the @USPS ? Let’s not let it happen! @JoeBiden.”

Ms. Curtis, an ardent supporter of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s campaign, faced immediate backlash. 

Some responses include: 

  • Nick Searcy: “These Democrats have lost their minds.”
  • Jason Rantz: “Jamie Lee Curtis is absolutely, ridiculously insane. Just completely and utterly insane.”
  • Cameron Gray: “Is this what eating too much @Activia does to one’s brain?”
  • Frank Hart: “One of the most revealing and disappointing things about Twitter is learning how many actors I once liked are completely insane.”

The actress’ comment came against a political backdrop in which Mr. Trump has threatened to sue over a hastily made vote-by-mail bill crafted during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Mr. Trump blasted the Nevada bill as an “illegal late-night coup” attempt by Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat. 

The president, however, defended Florida’s vote-by-mail efforts because its system has been successfully tested.

“Whether you call it Vote by Mail or Absentee Voting, in Florida the election system is Safe and Secure, Tried and True,” Mr. Trump tweeted Aug. 4. “Florida’s Voting system has been cleaned up (we defeated Democrats attempts at change), so in Florida I encourage all to request a Ballot & Vote by Mail!”

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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