President Donald Trump railed against mail-in voting, which Democrats and their mainstream media surrogates are pushing for ahead of November’s presidential election between Trump and presumably Joe Biden.
The media tried to bait Trump into embracing mail-in voting, as Wisconsinites headed to the primary polls Tuesday amid the Coronavirus outbreak (the voting went ahead with the National Guard stepping in to oversee the process). But Trump refused to budge, asserting that mail-in voting is ripe for voter fraud.
“I think mail-in voting is horrible. It’s corrupt,” President Trump said in his daily White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing.
“I think that mail-in voting is a terrible thing. I think if you vote, you should go, and even the concept of early voting is not the greatest because a lot of things happen,” President Trump said.
“You look at what they do where they grab thousands of mail-in ballots and they dump it. I’ll tell you what, and I don’t have to tell you, you can look at the statistics, there’s a lot of dishonesty going along with mail-in voting,” President Trump said. Trump also noted that he won the state of Wisconsin in 2016, and he vowed to win Wisconsin again in 2020.
On April 4, Trump made similarly pointed comments in his back-and-forth with ABC reporter Jon Karl as Democrats frantically tried to postpone Wisconsin’s election following Trump’s impactful endorsement of the state’s Second Amendment-supporting Supreme Court justice Daniel Kelly.
“The general election will happen on November 3. In Wisconsin what happened is that I, through social media, put out a very strong endorsement of a Republican conservative judge who’s an excellent brilliant judge. He’s a justice. And I hear what happened is, his poll numbers went through the roof. And because of that, I think they delayed the election,” President Trump said.
“No, because I think a lot of people cheat with mail-in voting. I think people should vote with ID, voter ID, I think voter ID is very important. And the reason they don’t want voter ID is because they intend to cheat,” President Trump said.
“It shouldn’t be mail-in voting. It should be, you go to a booth and you proudly display yourself. You don’t send it in the mail where people pick up all sorts of bad things can happen, by the time they sign that. If they sign that. If they sign that. By the time it gets in as tabulated. No. It shouldn’t be mailed in. You should vote at the booth, and you should have voter ID,” President Trump said.
Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is making a full-court press to get more mail-in voting resources in Phase 4 of the Washington bailout package, which has a good chance of passing into law if it focuses on infrastructure as President Trump desires (Trump stresses that nearly zero-interest loans can help make a nationwide infrastructure program a reality). Republicans drastically toned down Pelosi’s Vote By Mail provisions in Phase 3 of the bailout, which passed into law.
Pelosi wanted a mandatory National Vote By Mail provision to compel every state to enact the program, and she wanted $4 billion to do it. Republicans eliminated the mandatory National Vote By Mail provision and pared her request down to $400 million, which the federal government will hand out to states for basically unlimited guideline-free election security measures as a result of Coronavirus.
“Vote-by-mail is essential to protecting the future of our democracy as we confront this public health crisis. There is no legitimate argument against enacting it,” Pelosi tweeted ahead of the upcoming Phase 4 fight. Hopefully, President Trump and his Republican Capitol Hill underlings Sen. Mitch McConnell and Rep. Kevin McCarthy will not cave to Pelosi in this next round of the bailout fight.
Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden recently told MSNBC’s Brian Williams that he predicts more absentee paper ballots in this 2020 race, and said the election “may be virtual.” Biden also proposed “drive-in voting, literally, you pull up…”
President Trump has not changed his thinking since October 2016, when he said at a campaign rally in Colorado, on the subject of mail-in ballots: “Perhaps I’m a more skeptical person, okay?…So you can go to University Center and they’ll give you a ballot, a new ballot. They’ll void your old ballot, they’ll give you a new ballot, and you can go out and make sure it gets in. Now in some places they probably do that four or five times, but we don’t do that.”
Ohio Republican State Senate candidate Melissa Ackison told AMERICA’S VOICE that the establishment is using Coronavirus as a pretext to carry out tyrannical measures, including the postponement of Ohio’s primary elections in March in defiance of a court ruling to keep the polls open. Ohio Republican Governor Mike DeWine emboldened Amy Acton, the state’s health director, to postpone the primary. Governor DeWine has also imposed a stay at home order that is now extended through at least May 1. President Trump’s scramble to treat Coronavirus with hydroxychloroquine represents the best hope to contain this outbreak, and the government power grabs that come with it.
Ackison blames “the Governor of Ohio ( Republican Mike Dewine) who had full intention of unconstitutionally shutting down elections, bypassing the legislature, defying the Judge’s court order and ultimately /illegally handing (Acton) the ability to now become the most powerful person in the state of Ohio. We are on full lockdown at the hands of a radical socialist,” Ackison said of Acton.
“Amy Acton is the leftist darling and currently is Ohio’s most powerful unelected person. Despite repeated facts coming out from the President’s Administration, she continues to infest fear propaganda to the masses on TV at 2:00 p.m each day to justify the statewide shutdown,” Ackison said.
“A woman who was a loyalist to Obama giving the public false information? It’s tyranny. Truly it is. It’s socialist policy.”
By Patrick Howley