Donald Trump is counting on his supporters’ demands of their state voting officials to curb mail-in voting and on his own misuses of power to slow down the U.S. Postal Service in order to win in 2020. Suppressing vast numbers of the votes, targeted against Biden supporters, might be the only way he’ll get a second term.
Trump has been on a rant earlier in the day, pinning a tweet he wrote saying that the election in November may need to be delayed until the virus is no longer the threat it is today. If something like that actually happened, Trump would be responsible for getting America through the pandemic until elections can be held. Considering the president’s trustworthiness, that’s easily the worst way to ensure interference in the next elections.
Donald Trump cannot, and should not be allowed to, stop Americans from voting in droves. Many states have already opened up their commonly established mail-in voting procedures, and it is up to the rest of them to take action to secure the vote. The Republicans have gerrymandering, voter ID laws, and closing polling places in poor and predominantly black communities. One more attack on our democratic process is the last thing we need from our elected officials.
The government, which by the way is currently run by Donald Trump, has 97 days to figure out how to tabulate the votes and ensure fair elections. New plans and processes should be taking place to address the unique situation in which we find ourselves. Trump cannot meet that responsibility, so instead he’ll continue slowing down the U.S. Postal Service and drumming it into his supporters’ heads that mail-in voting is rigged, even though evidence shows that it is not.
Twitter responded to Trump’s Thursday tweets. Read some of their comments below:
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