Donald Trump said voting by mail during the coronavirus pandemic would be “horrible” and “corrupt.” Then, he added the zinger that it resulted in rampant fraud. He repeatedly attacked this form of voting to cast aspersions upon it. He has already been working to set up an excuse for losing in the November presidential election.
In a tweet, he wrote that mail-in voting has “Tremendous potential for voter fraud:”
‘Republicans should fight very hard when it comes to state wide (sic) mail-in voting. Democrats are clamoring for it. Tremendous potential for voter fraud, and for whatever reason, doesn’t work out well for Republicans. @foxandfriends’
Wisconsin voters were forced to stand in the cold in three-hour lines, six feet apart under the coronavirus threat of death just to vote. They were furious. Wisconsin will be key in the 2020 presidential elections and was extremely important this week. They were voting on a state Supreme Court justice that had the potential of bringing better bipartisan balance.
Other states postponed their primary elections to avoid catching the deadly coronavirus. Georgia and West Virginia Republicans have been working to expand mail-in voting.
During the president’s daily coronavirus press conference he said, according to The Washington Post:
‘Mail ballots are a very dangerous thing for this country because they’re cheaters.’
However, even though Trump appointed former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Koback to investigate voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election, none was found. Along that line, there has been no evidence “substantially increases fraud.” Indeed, in the three states that have only mail-in voting, they eliminate the hacking of electronic voting.
Still, POTUS claimed voting by mail would mean “thousands of forced ballots.” This, even though he voted by mail in the most recent Florida election. A reported pointed this out. The president responded:
‘I can vote by mail because I’m allowed to. I happen to be in the White House, and I won’t be able to go to Florida to vote.’
Wisconsin voters had no choice after the Republican-heavy legislature and State Supreme Court blocked Democratic Governor Tony Evers attempts to postpone the April vote. Republicans did not stop there. In a Milwaukee district, they dropped the number of voting sites from 180 to five.
Democrats responded by pointing how voters have forced to Irish their lives to vote. The Dems are highly concerned that is the federal government does not get on the ball, millions of Americans would lose their right to vote in November.
Trump complained that if there was mail-in voting:
‘[Y]ou’d never have a Republican elected in this country again.’
In the Senate, Democrats put forth a bill that mandates national absentee ballot and early voting. They are Senators: Chris Coons (D-DE) Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ron Wyden (D-OR). Thus far, no Republican has risked joining them for fear of displeasing Donald Trump.
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