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Tue Aug 4, 2020, 08:46 PM

Trump Says You Can Vote by Mail in Florida After Insisting You Shouldn't Do That in Any State Ever

Source: The Daily Beast

Donald Trump has relished making mail in voting a boogeyman during the coronavirus pandemic, denouncing the method routinely as part of his longstanding and evidence-free crusade over alleged voter fraud.

But that was before he realized how much Republican voters had started to listen to him. Now, with his re-election chances on line, the president is embracing the practice in the crucial swing state of Florida.

Within the senior ranks of Team Trumpís political and field operations, there have been significant concerns for weeks that the president and GOPís crusade against voting-by-mail could actually backfire and result in a depression of absentee ballots cast for Trump come Election Day, according to three people familiar with the matter. However, all of these sources said that this growing concern has not convinced top advisers in the presidentís vast reelection machine to actually stop this electionís legal, rhetorical, and advertising waróbacked by tens of millions of dollars on the rightóon mail-in voting during the pandemic. Instead, it has merely intensified their internal urgency to find new, broader ways to create a distinction between absentee and mail-in voting, even though functionally they are the same thing. Key to their argument, they say, is the increase in volume would lead to delays creating a national version of the bungled New York City election.

Two of the sources said they have discussed the issue about potential blowback from an anti-mail-in-voting push with President Trump over the past couple weeks, and have talked to him about how the Republican Partyís victories in critical states in the 2020 election could even come down to robust absentee-ballot operations. They encouraged Trump to speak clearly about what they see as the differences between Democratic efforts to expand mail-in voting during the coronavirus crisis, and longstanding systems of absentee voting.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-says-you-can-vote-by-mail-in-florida-after-insisting-you-shouldn-t-do-that-in-any-state-ever/ar-BB17zvPT?li=BBnbfcQ&ocid=DELLDHP

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Reply Trump Says You Can Vote by Mail in Florida After Insisting You Shouldn't Do That in Any State Ever (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 4 OP
ProfessorGAC Aug 4 #1
chriscan64 Aug 4 #2
lark Aug 5 #8
Zambero Aug 4 #3
Chainfire Aug 4 #4
Blue Owl Aug 4 #5
radical noodle Aug 5 #6
duforsure Aug 5 #7
MissMillie Aug 5 #9

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 08:48 PM

1. It's Only A Problem In Blue States

Or so PINO says.
Which is, like everything else, wrong!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 09:03 PM

2. Florida has the same US Postal Service as all states.

So if it's not the Post Office, what's his issue? Democratic governors are going to rig the election in their states? Wouldn't they do that with any means of voting, just fudge the count? It seems weird to me that Trump believes he would win in these states in a fair election when the voters elected Democratic governors.

Another thing that is going to bite Trump in the ass is that once he sets his mob off in a direction, they don't all change course as quickly as he does when he flip-flops. Look at the mask issue, they are still anti-mask despite the "change of tone" at press conferences. The typical Trump voter is still dead set against mail-in voting despite this announcement.

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Response to chriscan64 (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 08:46 AM

8. There is a vote suppressing program in FL that is being used to disenfranchise Democrats.

There is very strict signature matching that got 100,000 ballots thrown out in 2018. The law requires notification to the voter so they can come in and sign a new card, but guess who never gets the letter - Democrats. I volunteered with FL Dems in 2018 & was part of thousands of calls made to Dems who had been sent mail in ballots but they weren't counted. Almost all of them were rejected, but not ONE had received a letter telling them about this. It is only Hispanic or black names that get rejected - I'd bet that accounts for almost all the volume. AFAIK no studies have been done on this because FL Repugs have what they want - a tried and true way to reject any Dem ballots they want.

Voting by mail in FL if you are a Democrat is mainly a way for the Purinistas to reject your vote, which is why Traitor Tot is pushing it so hard. You think he would ever push anything good for the people - ha - never, ever in his life.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 09:04 PM

3. Of course

...since certain unscrupulous Florida politicians have a knack for "fixing" things.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 09:08 PM

4. "It is because Florida has such a great history of well run elections, right Chad?"

Apparently Trump feels like the fix is in in the Sunshine State.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 10:02 PM

5. Chad needs to be hung

n/t

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 01:22 AM

6. I live in Florida

and have to wonder if this means the Republicans are rigging the votes here. I didn't exactly trust the count in the governor's race in 2018. Now I think I'll go vote in person rather than mailing my ballot.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 06:19 AM

7. Seniors in Florida should vote him out of office for screwing them over again

by refusing getting them covid 19 relief funds.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 11:00 AM

9. Won't his statement ruin his argument in his suit against Nevada

What could possibly be the legal precedent for allowing one state and not another?

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