Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” previous Democratic Georgia gubernatorial prospect Stacey Abrams accused President Donald Trump of “doing his finest to actually steal the vote.”
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ABRAMS: First Off, he is trying to sidetrack us from his oversight and management, or stopped working management, of an economy that diminished by one-third this last quarter. You have got 43 million individuals who are now going to be subject to evictions due to the fact that of the inactiveness of the Republican-led Senate. We have millions of individuals who have actually been infected and are out of work. We have, unfortunately, 150,000 dead. And he’s attempting to sidetrack us from his failed leadership. However by– invoking the idea that we can not hold an election cuts against hundreds of years of history. We had elections during the Civil War, throughout the Spanish Flu. And we can have an election this time. Absentee tallies work, as he confesses. And it’s the precise same thing as mail-in tallies, vote by mail. It’s all the exact same task. And the task that he has is to make certain that we have a Postal Service that can in fact provide the votes to our elections authorities. But, regrettably, his partisan leader that he’s put in charge of the post office is doing his finest to weaken one of the core pillars of our society, which is our ability to interact. And so, rather than tweeting out erroneous info, I want he would focus on actually doing his task for the last few days that he has in this office.
CELEBRATION: Are you worried that he won’t accept the outcomes in November?
ABRAMS: I’m not worried about that. What I’m concerned about is that we will not have the ability to successfully count the votes of every qualified American, due to the fact that he’s doing his best to weaken our confidence in the procedure. However, worse, he’s doing his best to really steal the vote by undermining the Postal Service understanding that, at this point, more than 40 percent of Americans are most likely to use some type of early voting, consisting of vote by mail. And, as we understand, we’re not yet in the 2nd wave of the pandemic. That suggests we need to be prepared, and that implies we have to have a Postal Service that’s working, however we likewise require the HEROES Act passed, so that cash-strapped states like Arkansas, like Georgia, like North Carolina, like Wisconsin can scale up a deliver an election that is worthy of America.
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