Friday, April 10, 2020
RIGGED MAIL-IN VOTING THREATENS DEMOCRACY CLAIM KC STREETCAR HATERS, PREZ TRUMP & KRIS KOBACH!!!
The coronavirus has devastated the American economy and now threatens to sabotage upcoming elections according to the President and local conservatives.
To wit . . .
LOCALS JOIN PREZ TRUMP AGAINST 2020 COVID-19 MAIL-IN VOTING PROPOSALS!!!
Here's a roundup of the argument from the Commander-In-Chief along with push back from Democratic Party leaders and the MSM . . .
Trump: Mail-in voting 'corrupt,' should be severely restricted
Speaker Pelosi defends push for mail-in voting: GOP 'afraid' to let people vote
Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Trump Assails Push for Mail-In Voting
Trump’s case against mail-in voting has become increasingly desperate. His latest briefing showed it.
As Trump rails against mail voting, some allies embrace it
Trump Said the Quiet Part Out Loud on Vote-By-Mail: Republicans Think They Can't Win When More People Vote
Trump Opposes Mail-In Voting In November: "I Think A Lot Of People Cheat"
In Kansas . . .
Alt-right politico and Senate candidate Kris Kobach recently shared his skepticism . . .
Kobach: The Coronavirus Is No Excuse for Opening the Door to Election Fraud
"Because the states’ voter rolls include so many invalid names—deceased voters, people who have moved away, noncitizens, and duplicate registrations—huge numbers of extra ballots are sent out by the relevant election officials to invalid names on the rolls. In 2012, the Pew Center on the States estimated that the voter rolls nationwide contain 24 million invalid names. As a result, nearly 250 counties have more names on the voter rolls than there are eligible voters living in the county."
To be fair, Mr. Kobach offers a path forward and insight on "securing" votes but warns that without greater protections against fraud enacted in all 50 states, the President's concerns will be proven correct.
Finally, here in Kansas City the topic of mail-in voting for the streetcar has been hotly contested over the course of several elections.
An unsuccessful lawsuit against the KC Streetcar TDD argued the mail-in ballot process was too cumbersome and unconstitutional.
Recently, a TKC reader reached out to us on the topic.
"When there are fair, citywide open votes, we seen the results are 2 - 0 in favor of no streetcar. The streetcar only wins when there is rigged voting. Kansas City voters have seen the mail-in ballots used to steal elections. We should be skeptical of this tactic in the presidential vote of 2020."
It's unlikely that a COVID-19 vaccine will be available by November and some remnants of social distancing and lockdown orders will remain as the flu season restarts. Kansas City opposition against mail-in voting hasn't provided much success but local warnings about the risks of the process and potential for voter suppression might help better inform the conversation moving forward.
Developing . . .