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.
THAT IS NOT TRUE FOR THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
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.