President Donald Trump called out Democrats on Tuesday, saying that, “IF YOU CAN PROTEST IN PERSON, YOU CAN VOTE IN PERSON!” Tuesday morning.
The president’s comment was in reference to the ongoing push by Democrats for mail-in voting in the upcoming November presidential election. Trump and others have voiced concern, saying that the margin for fraud is substantially larger where mail-in ballots are concerned.
According to Trump, ballots have been “sent to dogs” and to “dead people,” citing states like Virginia, where he said more than “500,000 phony ballot applications were sent to voters.”
It was also cited the president’s comments where he talked about places like Virginia where more than “500,000 phony ballot applications were sent to voters,” and the state of New York, where mail-in voting caused massive delays in finding results of the primary races.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, however, has strongly advocated for mail-in voting, something that has made conservatives even more nervous about the possibility. Questions, of whether or not Biden is looking to do more than just disagree with his opponent, have been flying as many wonder if the DNC is looking to put their finger on the electoral scale.
Biden, with Democrats at his back, has pointed to the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason to push for mail-in voting calling it the “most secure form of voting” due to the current acclaimed health crisis.
Their claims, however, are not backed by information touted by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci who said there is “no reason” Americans can’t vote in person for the 2020 presidential election, according to Fox News.
Fauci cavitated his recommendation saying that voters would still need to follow proper social distancing guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“I think if carefully done, according to the guidelines, there’s no reason that I can see why that cannot be the case,” Fauci said earlier in the week. “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.”
The health expert has been pointed to as an unassailable beacon of coronavirus data, which causes many to question why they would doubt their oracle at this late date.
Sadly, partisan politics in America today have come to the point that those divided by left and right truly believe that those on the other side of the proverbial aisle would do absolutely anything to get or keep their candidate in office. Whether or not that is true, the belief that it is appears to be pushing each side to either outdo or threaten to outdo, one another over and over. That vicious cycle is only making distrust and unrest grow, which again, propels the problem.
Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stirred the issue up further during her address at the Democratic National Convention this week when she said that Biden could have “3 million more votes” and Trump could still win the election. The former first lady was referencing the way in which the electoral college allowed the current president to take him his 2016 win, which is something she has referenced often, stirring more mistrust.
What the outcome of the November election will be is obviously something no one can know for sure. What is even more unsure is whether or not politicians and the American people at large, will trust the results, no matter what they are (or what we are told they are).
One thing is for sure, however, if Americans are willing to throw centuries of checks and balances to the wind in favor of a virus with a 99 percent survival rate, we might deserve to lose the freedoms we cling to so tightly.