CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta is back to his old tricks of acting outraged over something President Donald Trump said.
During a segment with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Acosta disgustingly accused Trump of lying about the connection between voter fraud and mail-in voting.
Acosta then pretty much called Trump a liar.
“Not only does the president have a problem with telling the truth, he has a problem with accepting the truth,” Acosta theatrically declared.
“And all the studies have shown on this subject there is no widespread voter fraud in the U.S., and there’s no proven link between mail-in balloting and voter fraud. Republican-led states have been doing it for years,” Acosta snidely added.
Over the last few weeks, Trump has been railing against Democratic efforts to expand mail-in voting, arguing that the process allows for voter fraud.
“There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent,” Trump said Tuesday morning. “Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed. The Governor of California is sending Ballots to millions of people, anyone living in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there, will get one. That will be followed up with professionals telling all of these people, many of whom have never even thought of voting before, how, and for whom, to vote. This will be a Rigged Election. No way!”
….living in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there, will get one. That will be followed up with professionals telling all of these people, many of whom have never even thought of voting before, how, and for whom, to vote. This will be a Rigged Election. No way!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2020
Democrats are pushing strongly for an immediate transition away from traditional in-person voting to a vote-by-mail system in all 50 states ahead of the 2020 election amid the coronavirus.
Last week, a federal judge ruled in favor of mail-in ballots in the state of Texas.
Those efforts also got a gigantic boost when former First Lady Michelle Obama and her celebrity-laden organization When We All Vote got involved.
Earlier this month, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order making his state the first in the nation to switch its November election to all-mail balloting amid the coronavirus.
Hillary Clinton is calling on all of the other states to follow Newsom’s lead and order vote-by-mail for November’s election.
Those efforts got a gigantic boost when former First Lady Michelle Obama and her celebrity-laden organization When We All Vote got involved.
Most do not have an issue with allowing legal citizens to vote, assuming they can prove their identity and are registered to vote in the area that they actually live in.
The issue with nationwide vote-by-mail is that it could potentially allow millions of inactive and possibly illegal votes to occur, which could have a huge effect on the outcome of the election.
This could be a disaster, according to at least one expert.
Government Accountability Insititute research director Eric Eggers says the Democrats’ plan for nationwide mail-in voting would send ballots to 24 million inaccurate and flawed voter registrations.
Eggers said nationwide mail-in voting would be wide open to fraud and abuse.
Eggers said mail-in voting ensures voters associated with those flawed voter registrations would get the chance to vote in the 2020 presidential election.