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Trump Continues Push To Shut Down Voting Methods 69% of Americans Use


Former President Donald Trump continues to push for single-day, in-person voting in elections — prohibiting mail-in ballots and early voting that 69% of American voters utilized in 2020.

Despite the danger of slashing voter rolls by making casting a ballot far tougher, Trump called last week at a Nashville convention for “same-day voting.”

“Ultimately, we would like same-day voting — in the future — and only paper ballots,” Trump said to cheers.

Trump has justified the GOP push for tougher and restrictive voting by claiming it’ll protect against the form of rigged election he insists occurred in 2020 — which has proven to be a lie. Paradoxically, Trump, who has baselessly claimed mail ballots are “corrupt,” votes by mail.

Critics say Trump’s goal is to significantly decrease the variety of votes, which is generally considered useful to Republicans. One user on Twitter quipped that Trump is running on a platform urging: “Don’t count all of the votes.”

Trump said on Fox News in 2020 that “you’d never have a Republican elected on this country again” if “voting levels” were expanded. (Research has shown, nevertheless, that mail-in ballots don’t appear to present either party a definite advantage.)

Witnesses who testified eventually week’s hearings before the House select committee investigating the rebellion, said that Trump desired to shut down voting and never count anymore ballots while he was still ahead on election night. He tweeted the next morning: “Stop the count!”

But that’s not the way in which elections work.

Former Fox News political editor Chris Stirewalt testified in regards to the “red mirage” when Republicans are inclined to be ahead within the evening of an election day before late and mail-in votes are counted, and catch as much as, and infrequently surpass, the early leaders.

Trump, nevertheless, declared that night before all of the votes were tallied: “Frankly, we did win this election.”

Stepien in his deposition said Trump disagreed together with his election night advice that he not declare victory. Trump then gave a speech where he said “this can be a fraud on the American public … frankly we did win this election” pic.twitter.com/s7eplwoOO1

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 13, 2022

The U.S. Census Department reported that within the 2020 election 69% of American voters nationwide forged their ballot “nontraditionally” — by mail and/or before Election Day.

Early and mail-in voting have tremendously increased the convenience of casting a ballot, encouraging and allowing more people to vote. For instance, homebound and bed-ridden residents. Individuals who work long hours or multiple jobs, or are juggling child care and are usually not capable of get to polling spots before they close. Many employers don’t allow beyond regular time to vote. Voters also not must drive long distances to rural polling places on one particular day.

Trump’s plan completely overlooks Americans abroad, including employees working overseas, service members and staff of diplomatic postings, who mail of their ballots.

Critics on Twitter weren’t keen on Trump’s plot to make voting onerous.

Ummmm lol

— Paca Whisperer aka Jayme (@SageHillfarms) June 19, 2022

…”But just for the wealthy who can afford to take the break day to go vote, because we sure as hell aren’t going to make Election Day a vacation.”

— Schrödinger’s Litter Box (@Brewjew308) June 19, 2022

In my experience as a pollworker? In person Election Day voting is overwhelmingly old white folks.

— Not Actually a Cat (@PKLong62) June 19, 2022

So Trump doesn’t want many of the military to vote? Interesting.

— StrongerTogether (@Poormanumbrella) June 19, 2022

Them or some other U.S. citizen living abroad, or those that cannot make the polls on in the future.
That is just such a tousled thought.

— Sterling Rose 🇺🇸 (@SterlingRose62) June 19, 2022

Like to see that guy in line all day to forged his vote

— Billy Hunter (@sherlockIamnot) June 19, 2022

With no water 😂

— 🌊 🌊Michigan Mom 🌊🌊 (@WifeInTheBurbs) June 19, 2022

The Republican Party leader is running on “don’t count all of the votes”.

— 🧑🏻👩🏻🧑🏻📷 📺 And Now This… (@hcesd) June 19, 2022

Studied show that when fewer people vote, the Republicans have a greater likelihood of winning. That’s what that is about.

— Beverly Anderson☮️ (@Beverly56399561) June 19, 2022

“Also we would like to count my votes first so we all know when to stop counting. You might have to know when to stop counting, let me inform you”

— J.Dave (@JDaveCA) June 19, 2022

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