Donald Trump Is Either Ignorant or Intentionally Deceptive About Universal Mail-in Voting

Donald Trump represents that mail-in voting is different than absentee voting.  His position is that absentee voting requires requesting a ballot while mail-in voting does not.  Trump also represents a factual error about mail-in voting.  He postures it as ALL states mailing ballots to registered voters whether or not they want to vote by mail.




I reside in the State of Illinois where I am a registered voter.  In the mail, I received an “Application For Vote By Mail”.  It is not a ballot. I would need to fill-out the application and wait to receive the ballot by mail.

Trump’s generalizations include an assumption that only Democrats want mail-in voting for the general election.  There is a pandemic in America.  Covid-19 acts differently in people, but it can be deadly.  People not only have to think about themselves, but also those around them; family, friends, co-workers. No sane person wants to gamble with their life.

Maybe it’s because a disproportionate of minorities die from Covid-19 that it’s assumed the number of Democratic voters are being reduced.  As of today in the United States, there are almost 170,000 deaths from Covid-19.  States such as Texas and Florida have seen almost 10,000 deaths from Covid-19.  Georgia and Arizona have almost 5,000 deaths from Covid-19.  (Stats from CDC on 8/16/2020

Trump’s friend and supporter, Herman Caine, attended Trump’s unmasked Tulsa rally on June 20, 2020. Caine became critically ill several weeks after the rally and was hospitalized in early July. He died on July 30, 2020.

Time reports that three weeks after Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma health officials reported a record number of Covid-19 cases.  Does Trump think that Democrats attended his rally?

That virus does not discriminate, and that includes politics.   If Trump thinks that only Democrats are infected and/or die from Covid-19, he only needs to look at his rally surroundings to know that assumption is wrong.

If he assumes that his supporters who listen to him about Covid-19 and who became infected still trust him, he is making a generalized mistake.  Calling it the “China virus” does not change the fact that by his own words, Trump has dismissed the seriousness of Covid-19 in addition to stating “It is what it is” regarding the number of people who have died from the coronavirus, Covid-19.

Now, the United States postal service colludes with Trump on his faulty and fraudulent diatribe about universal mail-in voting.  There was a saying about the postal service that “neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow” would stop service.  That is the attitude of millions of voters this year.


Posted on 08/16/2020, in covid-19, politics and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. He is both and he wants to be our dictator for life.

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    • Cindy,
      I think you’re right, and to have one of his children take over when he’s dead. He has Barr and Johnson talking about exposing Obama and Biden before the election. Well, they only have several weeks because some states begin early voting in mid-Sept. Just goes to show how little Trump knows.

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  2. Complacent

    Trump will lie, cheat, and steal to win.

    We cannot become complacent.

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    • Thanks for the video, Jim. You are absolutely right. Although I believe that Biden is ahead in the polls, I remember 2016 when Hillary was too. It’s not beyond Putin to put people up to being in polls to give us the belief that Biden is so far ahead that our vote won’t matter.

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  3. His acts characterises his intentions of being a dictator, that is if he isn’t one already.

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    • Oliver,
      In my opinion, Trump is a dictator. He has the Directors and Acting Directors of federal agencies in his pocket. Include with that most GOP Senators, or they would have removed him from office when he was impeached.


  4. Like

  5. Ignorant is too polite for him….chuq

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  6. I nick named him “Miss Piggy” 😀 because he is a puppet.

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  7. Very good points there. Since when did mail-in voting become such a major issue since it’s been around since the 19th century? Oh, I get it. The COVID-19 debacle could be a legit reason for people to vote against 45.


    • Ospreyshire,
      You got it!

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      • Thanks! That’s one reason I’ve noticed from others and I’m seeing people of both parties realizing that. I also just got my mail-in ballot the other day. I have to research the downballot nominees because voting isn’t just about who’s going to be president since local politicians (this could be city, county, or at the state level) can directly impact people more in multiple ways.

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        • Ospreyshire,
          I plan to early vote, maybe this week. Speaking of downballot, I’m in a dilemma. I communicated with the Democratic candidate for State’s Attorney. His response dismissed my concerns. I don’t think that the Republican candidate is qualified. Maybe if I don’t vote for either it will send a message then again, maybe not.

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          • Very nice! I hope that goes well for you. Sorry to hear that about the downballot situation. I know I need to find time to research all the candidates, so I know whet they’re about. If they offer constructive things to the state, county, or my current hometown as well as tangibles, then I’ll give them my vote. That would be a good idea if both candidates don’t offer anything for that position.


          • Ospreyshire,
            I wish that our local media gave time to debates and interviews of candidates. It doesn’t, which means that we voters have spend time researching and in some cases, contacting candidates directly. Early voting has already began here. I went to the Board of Elections on Friday but the line was outside the door. I’ll try again this week.

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          • Same here. Everyone has to do their homework about the downballot candidates. I wish there were debates so I know who to vote for. The only local things I see on TV are ads for state senators, representatives, and governors.


  8. Ned,
    Thanks for the reblog.

    Liked by 1 person

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