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Trump Admits To Opposing Funding For Postal Service To Block More Voting By Mail

Mike Hidalgo
Austin, TX, United States

Aug 13, 2020 — 

Hello,

It seems things are speeding up and are happening quickly now. Here's another update for you:

"They want $25 billion for the post office. Now, they need that money in order to have the post office work so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots. Now, in the meantime, they aren't getting there. But if they don't get those two items, that means you can't have universal mail-in voting because they're not equipped to have it."

Eight states are mailing ballots to all active voters this fall, including six that have been doing so for years, but most states are not conducting what Trump calls universal mail-in voting.

He goes on say, "If we don't make a deal, that means they don't get the money. That means they can't have universal mail-in voting. They just can't have it."

The Biden campaign quickly responded, calling the president's intentions an "assault on democracy."

"The President of the United States is sabotaging a basic service that hundreds of millions of people rely upon, cutting a critical lifeline for rural economies and for delivery of medicines, because he wants to deprive Americans of their fundamental right to vote safely during the most catastrophic public health crisis in over 100 years — a crisis so devastatingly worsened by his own failed leadership that we are now the hardest hit country in the world by the coronavirus pandemic," Biden campaign spokesperson Andrew Bates said in a statement. -NPR

Some more info on the same issue:

Trump says ‘you can’t have’ mail-in voting without post office funding he has opposed. -NYT

Trump admits he is undermining USPS to make it harder to vote by mail

Trump admits he's refusing to fund the US Postal Service to sabotage mail-in voting -Business Insider

Trump admits he’s stalling pandemic relief to make it harder to vote  -VOX

Trump Admits He’s Blocking Funding for the Postal Service in Order to Stop Mail-In Voting

In ‘Hardly Surprising’ Move, Trump Admits He’s Sabotaging USPS to Curtail Voting -Law and Crime

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