President Obama gave us a link to get a ballot for the all-important election in November. Each office is important, moving through the presidential candidate pick all the way to school board members and dog catchers. Of course, dog catchers are not elected anymore, but we get the significance. Thanks, Obama:
‘Voting by mail shouldn’t be a partisan issue––especially during a pandemic. Everybody should be able to request an absentee ballot, and make their voice heard in every election.’
This is President Obama’s gift to each of us over 18-years-old by the November 3rd election. This is his link from vote.org to get your mail-in ballot:
What Obama points out is that casting a ballot by mail is nothing new, and it has a lot to offer in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Donald Trump has been freaking out that people have been talking about vote-by-mail. That is much harder for the Russians to hack as they did in 2016. Without this old enemy Russia’s help, Trump would have lost.
Special Counsel. Robert Mueller III headed up that investigation. He very rarely speaks, but his op-ed in The New York Times announced the proof of the fixed 2016 election.
Who votes by mail? Surprisingly, one in four voters. We have been doing it since the Civil War when soldiers were away from home. Forty-six states offer some sort of vote-by-mail — 24 have Democratic governors and 22 Republican ones. Some states only have vote-by-now Colorado, Utah, Washington, and Oregon. Others who use it are: military members serving overseas, people who will be out of town, those who have difficulty getting out, and oh yes, Donald Trump.
Texas is one of those four states that does not have vote-by-mail, but the state’s Attorney General Ken Paxton said, according to NPR:
‘[F]ear of contracting COVID-19 does not amount to a sickness or physical condition as required by state law.’
Keep in mind, Trump brought in his own voter fraud czar, Kris Kobach, the father of voter fraud legislation. Later, Kobach slinked away from the White House after finding nearly no fraud.
Trump harps on this point of voter fraud, but even his Attorney General William Barr had to admit there was almost none.
Democratic senators introduced the National Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act. Given that Republicans hold the Senate, the bill is not likely to pass — yet. Democrats have a very real chance of taking back the Senate.
CEO of Runbeck Election Services Kevin Runbeck, one of the largest ballot printing companies spoke before a Congressional hearing. He testified:
‘We cannot gear up, we cannot build equipment fast enough if you wait until July to place your orders.’
A elseagee tweeted:
‘If it’s safe to mail Tax Refunds, Social Security checks, Stimulus Checks, Draft Registrations, Prescriptions Drugs, Passports, your Driver’s License, or the actual ID you’d use to VOTE…then it’s safe to vote by mail.’
Twitter world misses President Obama. Check out what America had to say below:
Yes! We need intelligence,empathy and common sense! Come back pic.twitter.com/lQaPNo5qRy
— Carol Layne (@keddle01) July 13, 2020
Featured image is a screenshot via Twitter.
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