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It’s becoming more obvious that Democrats believe their political future lies with mail-in balloting because the party and their Left-wing advocates are pushing so hard for it.
The latest to lend his voice to the effort is filmmaker Michael Moore, who declared Friday that President Donald Trump’s opposition to mail-in balloting for all elections must be “fought tooth-and-nail” and that Democrats should offer “no compromise.”
In an interview with MSNBC’s Ari Melber, Moore and the host suggested that the president’s opposition to mail-in voting was part of some sinister plan on his part to delay or postpone the November election, ostensibly so he could remain in power unchallenged.
“Your concern about that, and as someone who has always been tough and loud and clear about your politics in public, what do you think people like you, fellow liberals should do if Trump is playing games with 2020 voting?” Melber said in teeing up Moore.
“He has to be fought tooth and nail. There can be no compromise now,” Moore began. “I can see, I think others can see what he is up to here. He is trying to do a number of things to make the election go in his favor, by rigging it, by trying to make it uncomfortable or uneasy or the virus still going on in November.”
“I don’t know why — first of all, I don’t know why he would oppose this, because it seems like a lot of seniors, that was his strongest demographic, why he would oppose making it easier for them so that they don’t have to go to a polling place and maybe get the virus,” Moore continued.
“A lot of stuff doesn’t make any sense right now. But I’ve learned in terms of how we lost to him last time how he won the White House by losing the election. To not take him for granted,” the liberal documentarian continued.
“Every move he is making, whether it’s getting rid of the inspector generals so there is no watchdogs in the last six to nine months, whether it’s the business with the post office, whatever he is doing and whatever he is up to, suggesting maybe we postpone the election because of the virus, we must not postpone the election,” he added. “We must make it easy for every American to vote.”
First and foremost, the president has no authority or power to postpone or delay the general election, which is to be held Nov. 3. Not only is Election Day set in federal law, but the Constitution also specifies when presidential terms must end. In addition, if Trump attempted to postpone the election, he would undoubtedly receive bipartisan pushback since House and Senate elections are on the same day, not to mention court challenges.
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has also made the ridiculous suggestion that Trump is planning to squelch the Nov. 3 date.
“Mark my words, I think he is gonna try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can’t be held,” Biden said last month.
But during an early April press conference to provide an update on his administration’s coronavirus response, Trump was as clear as he could be about it: “The general election will happen on Nov. 3.”
The rest of what Moore was saying about firing inspectors general and Trump allegedly trying to shut down the Post Office was simply tinfoil hat conspiracy theory. But the fact is, the president — along with many Republicans — remain skeptical of mail-in voting because of the huge potential for vote fraud.
Republicans should fight very hard when it comes to state wide mail-in voting. Democrats are clamoring for it. Tremendous potential for voter fraud, and for whatever reason, doesn’t work out well for Republicans. @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2020
As for Moore’s contention that nationwide mail-in balloting is essential to ‘protect’ the public from coronavirus, that makes little sense when contrasting it with the fact that states are currently reopening as the pandemic wanes.
Also, as others have pointed out, Americans — including older people who are more susceptible to contracting COVID-19 — have been venturing out of doors throughout the pandemic to shop.
Democrats need to fam the flames of fear. But if it’s safe enough to grocery shop, how is it not safe enough to vote? https://t.co/rlTbKNN1I2
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) May 21, 2020
Jon is a staff writer for BizPac Review with 30 years' worth of reporting experience, as well as an author and U.S. Army veteran. He has a BA in political science from Ashford University and an MA in national security studies/intelligence analysis from American Military University.
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