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.
Biden said people should make it clear now that President Trump is trying to undermine the election via his campaign against mail voting.
— Meredith Lee (@meredithllee) July 23, 2020
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.”
AG Barr is right.
Large scale mail-in voting “absolutely opens the floodgates to fraud.”
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) June 22, 2020
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