There has never been a more blatant attempt to rig an election than Donald Trump’s moves to defund the United States Postal Service in order to block mail-in ballots. In the midst of a pandemic, the safest way to vote is the one way Trump is trying to prevent, although he’s named red states that he feels have “a good system.”
On Thursday, shortly after it was reported that Trump’s appointed postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, had machines that sort mail quickly removed. Previously, it was reported that he had outright instructed employees of the postal service to slow down the mail. It’s a power grab assisted by a corrupt postmaster general who owns stock in a shipping company that competes with the USPS.
It’s also assisted by Republicans in Congress, who have had little to say about Trump’s attempt to limit voter turnout, an indicator that’s always more positive for Democrats than Republicans. While Democrats fight against the attack on American democracy, Republicans remain complacent and silent about Trump’s violations of the U.S. Constitution.
What is most important in 2020 is that everyone gets to cast a ballot, no matter how that has to be accomplished. Keeping Americans safe is the job that Trump was elected to do, but he’s far more concerned with his own self-interest.
Twitter agreed with Schiff about Trump’s power grab, but many felt that Congress could be doing more to address it. Read some of their comments below:
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