Barack Obama Starts Talking About Mail-In Voting, Hammers Trump During John Lewis' Funeral
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While speaking at the late Rep. John Lewis' funeral on Thursday, former President Barack Obama decided to take the opportunity to hammer President Donald Trump and talk about mail-in voting as well as voter ID laws.
“Today, we witness with our own eyes police officers kneeling on the necks of Black Americans,” Obama said while referring to the death of George Floyd.
“George Wallace may be gone, but we can witness our federal government sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators,” the former President falsely claimed.
"We may no longer have to guess the number of jelly beans in a jar in order to cast a ballot, but even as we sit here, there are those in power who are doing their darndest to discourage people from voting,” he continued, taking a clear shot at President Trump.
Obama then went on to claim that this was being done “by closing polling locations, and targeting minorities, and students with restrictive ID laws and attacking our voting rights with surgical precision — even undermining the Postal Service in the run-up to an election that's got to be dependent on mail-in ballots so that people don't get sick.”
The former President didn't seem to have an issue with people getting "sick" from being at the left-wing protests.
Obama's comment about mail-in voting comes as Democrats push for the move to "keep Americans safe" from the coronavirus which is quite ironic considering they are the same people who have been encouraging the highly attended protests in recent months.
On Thursday, President Trump spoke out against mail-in voting.
“With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???” President Trump tweeted.
He also tweeted about mail-in voting tests that have not worked out: "Mail-In Voting is already proving to be a catastrophic disaster. Even testing areas are way off. The Dems talk of foreign influence in voting, but they know that Mail-In Voting is an easy way for foreign countries to enter the race. Even beyond that, there’s no accurate count!"
On Wednesday, the President tweeted about New York and mail-in voting as well: "New York Mail-In voting is in a disastrous state of condition. Votes from many weeks ago are missing - a total mess. They have no idea what is going on. Rigged Election. I told you so. Same thing would happen, but on massive scale, with USA. Fake News refuses to report!"
Check out what The Daily Wire reported:
On Wednesday, Trump tweeted out a video of CBS News conducting an experiment in mail-in voting. “CBS News This Morning” co-host Tony Dokoupil sent out two batches of 100 mock ballots from different locations around Philadelphia and found that, even in his small experiment, some went missing.
After a week, 97% of the ballots Dokoupil mailed had been returned. “Three simulated persons, or 3% of voters, were effectively disenfranchised by mail by giving their ballots a week to arrive,” CBS noted. “In a close election, 3% could be pivotal.” Even four days after mailing the second round of fake ballots, 21% of the fake votes had failed to materialize. Almost half of states allow voters to receive ballots less than half-a-week before the election.
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