President Donald Trump is no fan of having the nation vote by mail in November, and he has had no qualms about letting the world know this. In fact, he has been railing against the idea for weeks, and drawing the ire of the Democrats in the process.
Trump’s concerns seem fairly simple: The President is concerned that there could be widespread voter fraud on account of the ubiquitousness of the ballots and that counting the votes could take several weeks. Just yesterday, Trump even suggested that mail-in voting could lead the nation to a “redo” of the whole shebang.
The President would go on to lament the radical Democratic demonstrators who continue to push for vote-by-mail, explaining that their participation in ongoing protests here in the United States was proof enough that they could visit physical polling locations in November.
The president’s tweet comes amid a battle with Democrats over mail-in ballots. Democrats have claimed that voting by mail is the only safe way to cast ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The president’s tweet was seemingly referring to the widespread racial justice protests across the nation, which began in late May, after the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd in police custody.
But Republicans, for months, have been warning about possible fraud connected to mail-in voting. The Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign have filed lawsuit to hit back against efforts by Democrats to overhaul voting laws in response to the pandemic; this, while Democrats say that cases of actual voter fraud are limited and claim that Republicans are trying to suppress voter turnout to improve their chances of winning in November.
The President’s logic is difficult to argue with here, but, make no mistake, we’ll be hearing from the Democrats on this one.
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