Biden accuses Trump of trying to steal election by opposing mail-in voting

Biden accuses Trump of trying to steal election by opposing mail-in voting

Listening to Democrats, you’d get the sense that mail-in voting is the norm that has been followed in every presidential election in U.S. history, rather than a potentially dangerous workaround proposed under abnormal conditions. You’d think that data hadn’t been collected on the number of mail-in ballots that went missing in the last four elections (28 million) or that epidemiologists hadn’t weighed in on the necessity to vote by mail this year (there is none).

Yet here we are, and former Vice President Joe Biden has accused Donald Trump of trying to “indirectly steal” the 2020 election by opposing mail-in voting.

Biden’s remarks came during a virtual fundraiser hosted by actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus. “This president is going to try to indirectly steal the election by arguing that mail-in ballots don’t work. They’re not real. They’re not fair,” the presumptive Democrat nominee remarked.

That is one hell of a Jedi mind trick right there. To say that arguing against mail-in voting – provably ripe for voter fraud – is an attempt to steal the election as opposed to the actual attempt by implementing it.

The only reason Democrats are as unequivocatingly gung-ho about mail-in voting is because the president is opposed to it. This is the same pathology that was at work with taking the drug chloroquine prophylactically.

But it isn’t just Trump who opposes conducting a general election for president via mail-in ballots. Attorney General William Barr has also suggested that mail-in voting “absolutely opens the floodgates to fraud.”

“Right now, a foreign country could print up tens of thousands of counterfeit ballots and be very hard for us to detect which was the right and which was the wrong ballot,” Barr explained to Fox News. “So, I think … it can upset and undercut the confidence in the integrity of our elections.”

Then there is the opinion of a bipartisan electoral reform commission, which in 2005 concluded that mail-in voting “increases the risk of fraud” and “raises concerns about privacy.”

If the 2020 election is to be decided by means of a mail-in ballot, safeguards need to be in place that no one inside the Beltway has given much thought to so far.

Cross posted in altered form at the Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.

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