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Sun Oct 11, 2020, 03:03 PM

We received a flier from the Trump campaign with a mail-in ballot application, endorsed by Trump.

On the front it says, “President Trump needs you to act now.”

At the back it has a picture of Trump and states: “I will be an absentee voter. We have a lot of absentee voters. It works, so we are in favor of absentee.”

Are there two president Trumps? I ask, because the president Trump I have seen has been claiming that mail-in voting is rife with fraud and is the Democrats' way of rigging the election. But here he is encouraging people to vote by mail!

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Reply We received a flier from the Trump campaign with a mail-in ballot application, endorsed by Trump. (Original post)
Doodley Oct 11 OP
MagickMuffin Oct 11 #1
Catcar Oct 11 #2
C_U_L8R Oct 11 #3
stillcool Oct 11 #4
Tom Rinaldo Oct 11 #5
nebby70 Oct 11 #6

Response to Doodley (Original post)

Sun Oct 11, 2020, 03:05 PM

1. I long as they are referred to as Absentee ballots and NOT mail in ballots


He's okay with them. Just don't confuse the idle covid brain pResident.

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Sun Oct 11, 2020, 03:11 PM

2. Wow! Proof that Trump knows his drivel is hogwash.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Sun Oct 11, 2020, 03:14 PM

3. Cognitive dissonance requires cognition

With the magats, they don't have to worry so much about the two halves of a brain connecting.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Sun Oct 11, 2020, 03:24 PM

4. He's been doing that for a while...

I guess they target the areas where they don't mind if people vote by mail. Sure is interesting.
Voters in North Carolina have received absentee ballot request forms in the mail with Trump's face on them
CNN Expansion, Fernando Alfonso
By Fernando Alfonso III, CNN
Updated 4:32 PM ET, Sun August 16, 2020
(CNN)Given the crisis facing the United States Postal Service before a presidential election, the last thing John Herter expected to receive in the mail Saturday was an absentee ballot request form with President Donald Trump's face on it.

"Is this a joke?" Herter said his wife told him as she opened up the mailer to reveal a photo of Trump grinning underneath the words, "Are you going to let the Democrats silence you? Act now to stand with President Trump."
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While it is common for candidates and political parties to send mail to voters, especially those who don't have access to TV or the internet, Real Facts NC, a non-profit dedicated to researching and telling the stories about issues facing North Carolinians, has never seen a mailer like this before, messaging director Jazmynne Williams told CNN.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/16/politics/postal-service-trump-absentee-ballot-request-mail-usps/index.html


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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Sun Oct 11, 2020, 03:29 PM

5. When he tries to encourage mail in voting (for him) he tries to make a distinction...

Trump will say that absentee voting is fine when he wants to encourage Republicans to vote early. He then defines absentee voting as when a voter requests that an absentee ballot be mailed to them. He claims that what he opposes is having a State automatically send out ballots to all registered voters without any request for one first being made by an individual voter. BUT...

Trump is only that precise in his language when he wants people to vote by mail for him. He gladly gets vague about it when he wants to attack mail in voting in order to claim that there will be massive fraud committed. Very few states automatically send out ballots to voters, and of those only Nevada can be counted as a swing state in this election. Some additional states do automatically send out requests for absentee ballots to all registered voters, which a voter can then return in order to get mailed their ballot itself. I believe Trump intentionally confuses when a State automatically sends out actual ballots with when States automatically send out requests for ballots, and blasts all of it. Except he is sending out unsolicited requests for absentee ballots to voters himself!

What State do you live in? Does it begin processing absentee votes before Election Day? Trump is also making a huge deal about wanting the race to be called on the night Election Day, without vote counting dragging on for days or more. If your state doesn't do early processing of absentee votes, Trump is contributing to the likelihood that the election in your State may not be called on Election Day: the exact same thing that he claims feeds into fraud.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Sun Oct 11, 2020, 03:35 PM

6. so tired of this....

... I can't keep up with the lies, flip flops and pure fabrications made of whole cloth with this administration.
How do those MAGAts keep track of what they're supposed to think? (okay, I'm being generous assuming there's thinking involved)
How is it proper for a political party to send out applications for ballots???
I guess if it's not the actual ballot it's permissible?
Of course, rules don't seem to exist with them.

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