Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Trump continues to block voting methods used by 69% of Americans

Former President Donald Trump continues to push for a single day, personal voting in elections – banning ballot papers and early voting, which 69% of U.S. voters used in 2020.

Despite the risk of narrowing voter lists by making voting much more difficult, Trump called for a “vote on the same day” at a Nashville convention last week.

“Ultimately, we want to vote the same day – one day – and only paper ballots,” Trump cheered.

Trump justified the GOP’s quest for more difficult and restrictive voting rights by claiming it would protect against the kind of scam he insisted on in 2020 – which proved to be a lie. Ironically, Trump, who has unjustifiably claimed that postal ballots are “corrupt,” votes by mail.

Critics say Trump’s goal is to significantly reduce the number of votes, that is. generally considered beneficial to Republicans. One Twitter user joked that Trump was running on a platform and insisted: “Do not count all the votes. ”

Trump said on Fox News in 2020 that “you would never again elect a Republican in this country”If“ voice levels ”are expanded. (However, research has shown that postal mail does not seem to give either party a clear advantage.)

Witnesses who testified during last week’s hearings before the House committee investigating the uprising said Trump wanted to stop voting and not count more ballots while still ahead of election night. He tweeted the next morning: “Stop the count!”

Former Fox News political editor Chris Stirewalt testified about the “red sky” when Republicans tend to be in the lead on election night before late and postal votes are counted, catching up and often surpassing early leaders.

However, Trump declared that night before all the votes were counted: “Honestly, we won this election.”

The U.S. Census Department reported that in the 2020 election, 69% of U.S. voters nationwide cast their ballots “non-traditionally” – by mail and / or before election day.

Early and postal voting greatly increased the convenience of casting a ballot, encouraging more people and allowing them to vote. For example, housebound and bedridden citizens. People who work long hours or multiple jobs, or juggle childcare and can’t get to polling stations before closing. Many employers do not allow extra time for voting. Voters also no longer have to travel long distances to rural polling stations on one particular day.

Trump’s plan looks entirely at Americans abroad, including employees working overseas, members of staff and diplomatic staff, who post their ballots.

Critics on Twitter were not keen on Trump’s conspiracy to make voting difficult.

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