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Trump Just Said That Florida CAN Do Mail-In Ballots Because They Have a ‘Great’ Republican Governor
In what was a complete snoozer of a press conference, one in which Trump read number after number in order to help us understand that the economy is exploding and COVID is going ice-cold, Trump didn’t make a lot of waves. He did contradict what we’ve all been told about the Beirut explosion, calling it a “bomb” according to “our great generals,” but people think he’s just lying or lost about that assertion. (That’s where things stand right now with respect to the president of the United States, people blow off what they see as lies to make up for misspeaking). Trump had managed to put everyone to sleep right up until the very last question, which referenced why it was that Trump tweeted Floridians should vote by mail, but other states could be a problem.
“Florida has a great Republican governor …” His very first words told the whole story. Those words have the nation terrified as to what is now happening in Florida and what else might be going on.
Why is it okay to have mail-in voting in Florida and not elsewhere? Trump: "Florida has a great Republican governor…"
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) August 4, 2020
This is a rather remarkable thing for a president to say, and do we even need to do the Obama comparison if, say, Pennsylvania had a huge Obama supporter as governor? But the thing that’s truly scary is that he likely said the quiet part out loud, at first, and went on to muddy it up from that point forward. We are left to wonder.
The intelligence committee got a hearing today on foreign influence in our election, we’re not saying the two are related, but they are occurring today.
What is definitely related is that Trump thinks it’s important to have a state with a Republican governor to do vote by mail. Something is very wrong in the “rigging” process, if Trump is now hand-picking, in which states he wants to have his supporters vote by mail.
it is OK for Republican States and Not for Democrats State, Like always, Republicans always going be a Cheater Trump! pic.twitter.com/PIUxl2ciCh
— Democrat Boricua (@DemocratBoricua) August 4, 2020
Full stop. He didn’t need to go on. That was a factual statement. Then he rambled for a minute and lumbered off the stage. No way he was going to take a follow up on that.
— 📢📣YoSemites!📣📢 (@Sheila253Vas) August 4, 2020
Trump NEEDS Florida to get re-elected. The seniors are all dying there and he's twigged to the fact that mail-in ballots would be in his favour. Meanwhile DEM states & independent states are not to be trusted.
— Kristina (@Koolimix) August 4, 2020
We HOPE that is all it is.
That’s the ball game folks. He’s phoning in his election strategy. Pressure R governors to mess with mail in ballots…
— RideThatBlueWave (@RideThatBlueWa1) August 4, 2020
That’s what we fear it might be.
— Robert KleⓋens (@robertklevens) August 4, 2020
His blatant partisanship and intention to throw the election (and cheat) is ridiculous. Who will call him out? It's offensive and undermines our democracy.
— BklynThree (@BklynThree) August 4, 2020
Truth is they think the mail in vote will be in their favor so the USPS is fully staffing the Florida distribution centers and carriers to priority districts. Maybe not so much in Miami. Someone needs to check on the hiring & assignment changes that are being made to find out.
— Claudia Pearson (@pearsoncrz) August 4, 2020
There are literally SOOO many ways to rig this once one opens the door.
It is genuinely terrifying, though we’ve already reported on the fact that Trump has thrown out all hope for a free and fair election long ago, we admit that we didn’t see this coming.
Hopefully he has only figured out that his older supporters in Florida aren’t coming out to polling places.
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