Tag Archives: voting by mail

Trump Vows To Sue Nevada For “Illegal” Mail-In-Voting

The Washington Post reports: President Trump threatened a lawsuit Monday after Nevada passed legislation Sunday to send mail-in ballots to all voters in response to the pandemic, claiming without evidence that the move was illegal and that Democrats were “using Covid” to win the election. The tweet was Trump’s latest salvo directed at undermining confidence in mail-in balloting, which states …

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Early Voting Slices Time For Trump To Make Recovery

The Associated Press reports: It’s getting late early. President Donald Trump is privately reassuring Republicans anxious about his deficits to Democrat Joe Biden, noting there are three months until Election Day and reminding them of the late-breaking events that propelled his 2016 comeback. But four years later, the dynamics are very different. “He’s losing and the trajectory of the race …

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GOP Fears Trump Is Sabotaging Turnout Of Own Party

The Hill reports: Polls show that Trump’s attacks have undermined GOP confidence in mail-in voting, which otherwise has overwhelming support among Democrats and independents. Some Republicans are urging GOP leaders to abandon the attacks on mail-in voting and to instead embrace it, saying that greater access to absentee ballots are a foregone conclusion this year and warning that the president …

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Politico Warns Election Day Snafus Could Be Disastrous

Politico reports: Anxious Democrats are already fretting about nightmare scenarios in which Trump uses emergency powers to cancel the election, calls in the military to “oversee” voting, or even refuses to vacate the White House. But conversations with more than a dozen campaign strategists, security officials and election administrators make clear that the most likely picture this fall is something …

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Trump Campaign Advisor Voted By Mail Three Times

CNN reports: A top Trump campaign adviser and lawyer who has criticized voting-by-mail and warned without evidence that it could lead to election fraud previously voted by mail at least three times. Jenna Ellis voted by mail in Colorado in 2012, 2013 and 2014, according to public records obtained by CNN’s KFile. Colorado is one of five states that conducts …

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CDC: Consider All Alternatives To In-Person Voting

The Washington Post reports: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that voters consider alternatives to casting their ballots in person during upcoming elections, as states expand absentee and early voting options for November amid fears of spreading the coronavirus. President Trump has repeatedly claimed without evidence that one popular alternative — mail-in ballots — promotes widespread voter …

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Trump Sues Pennsylvania Over Ballot Drop-Off Sites

Courthouse News reports: President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee sued Pennsylvania on Monday over absentee ballot drop-off sites, escalating their fight against mail-in voting as the November election nears. The president’s campaign and the RNC were joined by four Pennsylvania Republican congressmen – Glenn Thompson, Mike Kelly, John Joyce and Guy Reschenthaler – in filing the …

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SCOTUS Rejects Bid To Expand Voting By Mail In Texas

The Texas Tribune reports: The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an initial bid by state Democrats to expand voting by mail to all Texas voters during the coronavirus pandemic. Justice Samuel Alito — whose oversight of federal courts includes cases coming through Texas — on Friday issued the court’s denial of the Texas Democratic Party’s request to let a federal …

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Barr Claims Voting By Mail Will Lead To “Counterfeiting”

NBC News reports: Attorney General William Barr on Thursday raised concerns that expanding mail-in voting could lead to widespread fraud — but admitted he had no evidence to support his claims. In an interview with NPR, Barr was asked if he believes an election conducted mainly by mail can be secure. “Personally, no. I mean, we just mailed out checks …

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FLORIDA: Dems 300K Ahead In Vote-By-Mail Signups

Politico reports: Democrats have opened up a 302,000-voter advantage over Republicans in vote-by-mail enrollment, an edge that could pay big dividends in President Donald Trump’s newly adopted must-win state. Five months before Election Day, more than 1.46 million Democrats have signed up to vote by mail compared to 1.16 million Republicans, according to an analysis of state Division of Election …

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Kentucky Closes 95% Of Primary Day Polling Stations

Newsweek reports: Kentucky has slashed the number of polling locations for Tuesday’s primary elections, a situation voting rights advocates say could have “disastrous” effects. There will be just 170 in-person polling stations across the Commonwealth on June 23—a major drop from the standard 3,700 sites usually made available for voters. The decrease comes as state officials heavily encourage residents to …

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Attorney General Bill Barr Voted By Mail In 2019, 2012

Has any hypocritical Trumper NOT voted by mail? Current and former election administrators said it would be virtually impossible for a foreign country to produce and mail in phony absentee ballots without detection, an issue Attorney General William P. Barr raised as a serious possibility in an interview published Monday. Barr told the New York Times Magazine that a foreign …

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Trump: Foreign Countries Will Print Millions Of Ballots

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump went ALL-CAPS in a Monday morning warning of a looming election fraud scandal surrounding potential mail-in voting during an ongoing pandemic. Trump first tweeted a Breitbart blog post that cited Attorney General William Barr saying that mail-in ballots “absolutely opens the floodgates to fraud in an interview with Fox News Maria Bartiromo that aired Sunday …

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Trump: Mail-In Voting Is Greatest Risk To My Reelection

Politico reports: President Donald Trump called mail-in voting the biggest threat to his reelection and said his campaign’s multimillion-dollar legal effort to block expanded ballot access could determine whether he wins a second term. In an Oval Office interview Thursday focusing on the 2020 election, the president also warned his party in blunt terms not to abandon him and cast …

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Trump Claims People Will “Hold Up Mailmen” To Get Absentee Ballots, Also Print Them Out “Fraudulently”

“We’re suing and we’re filing another the big lawsuit I think on Friday. And I think we have a good case. Newsom announced that he’s sending out millions and millions of mail-in, what’s called mail-in ballots. And, you know — you say, who’re they sending these to? And maybe who aren’t? “Let’s say you take a Republican district, and maybe …

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Michigan Cultists Burn Absentee Ballot Applications

The Detroit Free Press reports: People burned letters informing them that they can vote by absentee ballot in future elections during a protest near Grand Rapids. The applications were burned Friday during an event called Operation Incinerator outside the DeltaPlex Arena in Walker. Many people had flags, shirts and signs showing support for President Donald Trump and Republicans. “For them …

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RNC Chair Votes By Mail, Sued CA To Stop Vote By Mail

Salon reports: RNC Chairwoman McDaniel announced on Sunday that the RNC, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the California Republican Party had sued Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom after he announced that all registered voters in the state would receive mail-in ballots for the upcoming elections. “Newsom’s illegal power grab is a recipe for disaster that would destroy the confidence Californians …

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Kellyanne Conway Voted By Mail But Dems Will Cheat

The Huffington Post reports: White House aide Kellyanne Conway — who, like her boss, the president, is falsely attacking voting by mail as prone to fraud — cast her own ballot by mail to vote in Bergen County, New Jersey, in the 2018 midterm election. Conway, who with her husband continues to own a home in northern New Jersey, tried …

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Trump: People Will “Rob Mailboxes” To Get Ballots

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump is sowing doubt about a mail-in voting process — which many states are taking steps to implement in the fall. In a pair of Tuesday morning tweets, the president raged against the prospect of voting by mail, and came up with a whole host of ways in which he believes a mail election could or …

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CALIFORNIA: Darrell Issa Sues To Block Voting By Mail

Politico reports: Republican congressional candidate Darrell Issa and a conservative group are suing to block California’s move to an all-mail November election. They are legally challenging Gov. Gavin Newsom’s directive that elections officials mail every registered voter a ballot for the November election, making California the first state to switch to vote by mail due to coronavirus concerns. The conservative …

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