During an interview Thursday, Aug. 13, on Fox News, U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr was highly critical of the Democrats accusing them of being “irresponsible” for promoting the postal vote in the run-up to the November presidential election.
With less than two months to go before the election, the vote by mail is still a point of contention. With the excuse of the CCP Virus pandemic, Democrats are promoting this form of voting, arguing that it is an effective way of not generating clusters of people.
Republicans, including President Trump, are strongly opposed to absentee voting, highlighting how fragile of the U.S. postal system.
Barr recalled that in the recent history of the country, there were very close elections determined by a minimum number of votes, so a small percentage of error can substantially modify the results. “The country is divided,” Barr said. “But we should ensure the integrity of our elections so that the government in the future is legitimate and accepted as legitimate,” he continued.
In his interview with FOX News, Barr acknowledged that there would be nothing wrong with people who for some reason are unable to go to vote, requesting a ballot to be filled out and then mailed, which is known as an absentee ballot.
His criticism is that without any request from the voter, the ballot is mailed to the voter. This would cause thousands and thousands of ballots to circulate around the country, causing them to go where they should not go and end up being filled out fraudulently by anyone.
The prosecutor also accused the media of being complicit in this nonsensical drive to vote by mail.
“It wasn’t until Trump was elected that the media changed its tune. Before that, the media used to refer to mail-in ballots as, you know, fraught with fraud or raising questions of fraud or integrity of the vote,” Barr said.
New York Election Scandal
While the debate continues on whether or not to promote absentee voting, one need only look at what happened in the New York primary to take a stand.
According to a note from the New York Post, the New York Election Board reported that more than 84,000 ballots (25% of the total) sent by mail in the city’s primary elections were annulled. This means that 84,000 people were denied their right to vote. The New York Election Board received 403,103 mail ballots for the June 23 Democratic presidential primary. But the results posted on the official site were only 318,995.
Nearly one in four mail ballot envelopes was disqualified. The main causes of challenge were the late arrival of the envelopes, the absence of the voter’s signature, or the lack of security seals.
“An annulment rate of 26 percent is staggering. It’s very troubling,” said Arthur Schwartz, who represented several candidates in a federal lawsuit alleging that voters were disenfranchised from the handling of ballots by the Election Board and the Postal Service, according to Fox News.
On his Twitter account in late June, President Trump said of the New York primary, “New York’s mail voting is in a disastrous state. The votes from many weeks ago have disappeared, a total disaster. They have no idea what is happening. It is a fraudulent election. I told you. The same thing would happen, but on a massive scale, with America.”
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2020