President Donald Trump doesn’t know that absentee voting and mail-in voting are one and the same, but he referred to mail-in voting as fraud anyway so he can excuse his opposition to it.
Democrats have been calling for nationwide mail-in voting as the coronavirus pandemic continues to infect and kill Americans. Should the pandemic not come to an end or comes back in November, mail-in voting would be the safest way for Americans to exercise their civic duty with risking infection themselves or infecting others. Trump and the GOP, however, oppose mail-in voting because they know if every American is able to vote they are more likely to lose power.
And so, Trump trotted out his favored excuse to oppose mail-in voting, all while falsely claiming that absentee voting is not the same as mail-in.
Absentee Ballots are a great way to vote for the many senior citizens, military, and others who can’t get to the polls on Election Day. These ballots are very different from 100% Mail-In Voting, which is “RIPE for FRAUD,” and shouldn’t be allowed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2020
Twitter users set Trump straight and mocked his ignorance.
— Chris D. Jackson (@ChrisDJackson) April 8, 2020
Nope. They’re virtually the same thing. They both utilize the USPS. You are not a smart man. You’re going to prison, traitor.
— Andrew C Laufer, Esq (@lauferlaw) April 8, 2020
Our military votes by mail ALL THE TIME.
I vote by mail ALL THE TIME.
YOU voted by mail.
Voting by mail ballots are the same as absentee ballots and they have been used by many states for years.
The only voter fraud is by Rethuglicans.https://t.co/Bw0DhLcLMU
— D Villella ❄️ (@dvillella) April 8, 2020
Lets just all vote by absentee ballot. He’s cool with that.
Just not mail in voting.
— Sean (@Stretchct) April 9, 2020
Absentee ballots are literally mail-in voting. How can one be a great way to vote for senior citizens and the military and the other be “ripe for fraud.” Trump is not making any sense here at all.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) April 8, 2020
You are ripe for lifetime institutionalization for the criminally insane.
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) April 8, 2020
– Voter Suppression
– Voter Intimidation
That’s how Republicans win elections.
— Chidi®️ (@ChidiNwatu) April 8, 2020
Republicans want less people voting, that’s how they win. They don’t even try and hide it anymore.
— Milquetoast (@BlueRobotDesign) April 8, 2020
So…. segments of the population that vote as a majority for republicans should receive mail-in ballots, but segments of the population that vote as a majority for democrats should not? Go fuck yourself. Mail-in ballots for everyone.
— Treason Stickers (@treasonstickers) April 8, 2020
It should be pointed out that the state of Utah has mail-in voting and it has been a Republican stronghold for years. Unless Trump is admitting that Utah is a cesspool of voter fraud, there’s is no reason why mail-in voting can’t be applied throughout the country.
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