Trump Threatened Michigan for Conducting “Cheat-by-Mail”, Says It Was Done “Illegally”
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump threatened the State of Michigan after it mailed absentee ballots application to its voters, adding that the action was done “illegally.”
In his Twitter post, Trump pushed back, stating that “This was done illegally and without authorization by a rogue Secretary of State.” He continued that he was left with no choice but to “ask to hold up funding to Michigan if they want to go down this Voter Fraud path!”
Initially, Jocely Benson, Michigan’s Secretary of State, made the announcement that the state planned to send ballot applications to its 7.7 million voters. Benson claimed that it would guarantee that no Michigan residents will have to make the decision to either vote or to risk their health and safety. She assured that the fraud-ridden vote-by-mail scheme was “easy,” “safe,” and even “convenient.”
Based on the CARES Act, the vote-by-mail plan will cost the country roughly $4.5 million through the funding from Election Security grants.
Moreover, the President also lashed out against the State of Nevada, stating that it “thinks that they can send out the illegal vote by mail ballots, creating a great Voter Fraud scenario for the State and the U.S.”
State of Nevada “thinks” that they can send out illegal vote by mail ballots, creating a great Voter Fraud scenario for the State and the U.S. They can’t! If they do, “I think” I can hold up funds to the State. Sorry, but you must not cheat in elections. @RussVought45 @USTreasury— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2020
The President expressed his concern over the integrity of mail-in-ballots, and how it can be subjected under “tremendous corruption.”
Even prominent Democratic figures such as former President Barack Obama, and failed Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton continued to advocate the “cheat-by-mail” system. In fact, the ongoing health crisis has served as an opportunity for the left-winged politicians to advocate for the system, stating that it will promote the “health” and “safety” of American citizens.
To prevent the Democratic Party’s attempt to conduct a nationwide “cheat-by-mail,” Republican lawmakers introduced a bill, entitled, “Election Fraud Prevention Act.” The bill was introduced by a member of the Committee on House Administration Rep. Rodney Davis, as a way to prevent the practice of ballot harvesting.
Davis cites that the practice of “ballot harvesting,” in which political operatives can collect an unlimited amount of ballots, will only make the chain-of-custody less secure. The lawmaker also made sure that states which implement such practices will be penalized by banning them from receiving any form of federal funding from the Election Assistance Commission (EAC).
The Republican lawmaker also mandated that the collection of ballots will only be through authorized individuals such as U.S. Postal Service employees, elected officials, family members, or the voter’s caregiver.