Well, this should be interesting. As though things aren’t bad enough in the USA right now, POTUS has floated the notion that we should delay the elections in November because of the pandemic.
Ah, dude. You’re the one that has prolonged this health crisis. And now that your poll numbers are sinking faster than my retirement savings account, it doesn’t appear to this citizen journalist that you should be rewarded for your ineptitude.
Of course, I’m sure there are others who would disagree with me.
Here’s from The Washington Post:
President Trump drew immediate rebukes from Republicans and Democrats alike on Thursday after floating the prospect of delaying the November election and claiming without evidence that widespread mail balloting would be a “catastrophic disaster” leading to fraudulent results.
“With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history,” Trump tweeted. “It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???”
Trump gave no indication that he will push for the date change — or that he thinks he has the power to do so. The U.S. Constitution gives the power to regulate the “time, place and manner” of general elections to the U.S. House and Senate, with Congress also empowered to alter the rules. States control the dates of primary elections. Nowhere is the president granted such power.
I’ll admit that fraud is possible no matter how you conduct an election — in person, by mail, or some other method. In Chicago, more dead people vote in every election than any other demographic. I made that up. But gee. Don’t you have to admit that it was kind of a presidential lie?
Anyway, it appears that the Republicans who are facing historic losses in the Senate, House and White House are determined to limit how many people can actually vote. And voting by mail — or online — is the red herring that the GOP is banking on.
Well, if nothing else, we all know that elections matter. As someone who wrote in Bernie in 2016 so I wouldn’t have to vote for the lessor of two evils, I’ll admit I have learned the error of my way.
So I encourage everyone to join me in voting this time around.
And maybe Trump has a point about changing the date of the elections.
Let’s move the election up to Labor Day Weekend — and vote his ass out as soon as possible.
Then perhaps we can actually Make America Great Again.