With the surge in mail-in voting directed by the threats of the worldwide pandemic, President Donald Trump post challenges as he confirmed objections on Democrats proposed funding for the U.S Postal Service while he continues to question the integrity of voting by mail. A contradicting move from someone who, on Thursday, reportedly request a mail-in ballot for the Florida primary.
Trump blocks postal funds to prevent expanded mail-in voting https://t.co/I71XaMA76h— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) August 14, 2020
In a call-in interview, Thursday, The Republican President acknowledged that the Democrats are proposing funding to spice up the mail-in voting that has been anticipated to surge in the following months since Americans shun traditional in-person voting as precautionary measures to stop the spread of the disease. Trump, who has a strong stance against the mail-in voting, because, under his claims, it may negatively influence the 2020 election due to fraudulent results. With this unfounded theory of a president competing for a second term in the White House, many believe that the president is looking for ways to cause alarm and impose doubts on American voters.
With a stimulus package out of reach, as negotiations, don't work well between the White House and the Congress, democrats introduced another emergency fund. According to NBC News, The Democrats have raised that the final pandemic spending bill approved must give $25 billion as one-time funding to the agency and proposed a $3.6 billion in funds for mail-in voting within the next possible relief assistance bill. Trump counters this suggestion, he said that the opposition pushes for deals that fuel fraudulent results on the election. He added that if they can’t reach a deal, Democrats can’t have universal mail-in voting, “they just can’t have it.”
His challenger, Democrat Joe Biden commented by saying that he doesn't want an election because of his current actions in dealing matters concerning mail-in ballots. In a commentary published by the Associated Press, Democrats believed that the Republican President is violating every voter’s rights with his remarks. Jena Griswold, Colorado Secretary of State, shared with AP that this is often a transparent manifestation of voter suppression. This undermines the safest method to vote in the middle of a pandemic, and force American voters to risk their lives. Republican Larry Kudlow shared with NPR that what many Democrats are seeking are liberal, and is not their type of game, “the president can't accept that kind of deal,” he added. On the opposite hand, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared to ABC News that Trump is frightened of the American people and points out that he creates obstacles to hamper them voting this November.
The new head of the Postal Service and a known Trump donor, General Louis DeJoy, recently made several changes like eliminating overtime to its postal workers and employees, halting delivery trips, and cutting post office operating hours, a move that will potentially disrupt mail for millions of Americans, particularly absentee and mail-in ballots. These reports lead Democrats and several other Republicans to send letters to the official asking him to reverse his decisions.
After critics throw allegations of him manipulating the mail system, in a press briefing, Trump said he won't veto legislation simply because it has provisions that assist in the Post office. Trump noted that the decision to consider the agreement does not imply that they are visiting conform to it, but stresses that, Democrats, all have to do is try to make a deal.
BREAKING: After a day of railing against mail-in voting, Trump has requested a mail-in ballot for Florida’s primary.— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) August 14, 2020
Note: Trump has no residential address in Florida, and has been fraudulently claiming to live at Mar-a-Lago, a business. https://t.co/ZipkIbgSKj