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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 8/16/2020Read the rest of this entry

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