Never let a good crisis go to waste. Democrats aren’t letting the coronavirus pandemic pass without using it as an excuse to push their agenda, as a renewed vote-by-mail effort is gaining momentum on the left that focuses on relaxing voting laws. On Monday, former First Lady Michelle Obama’s “voting rights” group “When We All Vote” announced they’d be joining the effort.
A mass mail-in voting scheme increases the chances of election fraud, as absentee ballots could potentially be stolen, destroyed, or misplaced. There is also the worry that the vote-by-mail legislation endorsed by Michelle Obama’s group does little to address already present concerns surrounding voting laws.
“There is nothing partisan about striving to live up to the promise of our country; making the democracy we all cherish more accessible; and protecting our neighbors, friends and loved ones as they participate in this cornerstone of American life.” said Michelle Obama.
Michelle Obama is just one of the co-chairs of When We All Vote, as celebrities such as Tom Hanks and others also help run the organization. Spoiler alert: the group’s leadership is absent of Republican representation.
As momentum for laxing current voting laws gains popularity among the left-wing, President Trump is sounding the alarm on the fraudulent scheme that does not have good intentions. He is also urging that states pass long overdue voter identification laws. He tweeted on the matter Tuesday.
“GET RID OF BALLOT HARVESTING, IT IS RAMPANT WITH FRAUD. THE USA MUST HAVE VOTER I.D., THE ONLY WAY TO GET AN HONEST COUNT!”-DJT
Obama allies cannot be trusted to uphold electoral integrity. If Democrats want to win the White House in 2020, they should do it fairly, not through legislation that could increase the chance of voter fraud.