As President Donald Trump continues to attack the integrity of mail-in voting ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Republicans are criticizing Democrats as being hypocritical for crowding together in protests but refusing to vote at the polls in-person in November.
President Trump announced on Wednesday that if people can “protest in person,” they can “vote in person” in November, while Democrats are pushing their sneaky agenda for voting by mail instead to further their candidate.
“IF YOU CAN PROTEST IN PERSON, YOU CAN VOTE IN PERSON!” Trump tweeted.
Trump’s message is directed at the Democrats due to the recent battle over mail-in ballots for the November election. Democrats say that voting by mail is the only safe way to cast ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The president makes a good point though, as the protests that started in May have continued throughout the pandemic with no second thought at all from Dems about safety from the virus.
Republicans, however, have been warning the country about the fraud potential connected to mail-in voting. The Republican National Committee as well as the Trump campaign have filed a lawsuit against the efforts by Democrats to change voting laws during the pandemic. While Republicans are trying to hold an honest election, the Democrats say that cases of actual voter fraud are limited and claim that Republicans are trying to suppress voter turnout to cheat their way to victory.
President Trump has repeatedly criticized voting by mail, indicating that the ballots have been “sent to dogs” and to “dead people,” and talks about states like Virginia, where over “500,000 phony ballot applications were sent to voters,” and in New York, where mail-in voting has wreaked havoc on previous elections and caused delays as long as a week in announcing the winners of some of the state’s primary results.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden’s campaign said that casting ballots by mail is the “most secure form of voting” during the coronavirus pandemic.
Ev en Dr. Anthony Fauci has indicated that there is “no reason” Americans can’t vote in person for the 2020 presidential election, as long as voters follow the proper social distancing guidelines put in place to control the spread of the coronavirus.
“I think if carefully done, according to the guidelines, there’s no reason that I can see why that cannot be the case,” Fauci told ABC News. “If you go and wear a mask, if you observe the physical distancing, and don’t have a crowded situation, there’s no reason why [people] shouldn’t be able to do that.”
Dr. Fauci added that those who are “compromised physically or otherwise” and do not want to go to the polls on Election Day, can use mail-in voting…, but added, “there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be able to vote in person or otherwise.”
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