|Mega Trump Enabler, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)|
Those Republican members of Congress had the opportunity and the duty to hold President Trump accountable and they instead chose to do nothing. That is not acceptable
- Trump tweeted this week that the Election should be delayed because voting by mail will lead to fraud. Surely he knew that had to be approved by Congress, which would never happen. So what was his motive. Was he laying the groundwork for challenging the Election? Probably. But I would not rule out the possibility that Trump might drop out a month or two before the Election. I know that people think being a "quitter" would be a worse offense to his psyche than losing, but I don't agree. If he quits, claiming the election was going to be rigged against him, 95% of his followers would believe him.. If he goes through with the election and loses in a landslide, his reputation as a "winner" is forever tarnished. Of course dropping out would require him to put down the rose-colored glasses and admit to himself he's losing badly right now. While I doubted that would happen, I am now convinced that Trump has accepted he's behind.
- Those who are worried about mail-in ballots being allowed during the pandemic focus exclusively on the CASTING of those ballots. They need to be a lot more concerned about the COUNTING of those ballots. In many states, Indiana included, mail-in ballots are validated by comparing signatures on the ballot envelope with what voter registration offices have on record for that voter. They don't use trained handwriting analysts to do the comparison. Plus many states, Indiana included, do not regularly update the signatures people have on file. People's signatures change over time, often dramatically so. According to a Washington Post article (behind a paywall unfortunately), tens of thousands of mail-in ballots were tossed during the primaries for signatures not matching. What do people think is going to happen in a highly contested general election featuring Donald Trump and Joe Biden?