As much as things are looking grim for Trump right now, but the President will not be going down quietly. But not going at all will be preferable from his point of you and he will go to any lengths to ensure a VICTORY.
As I have discussed before, we are mere months away from the general election and President Trump can be seen increasingly desperate in his efforts of securing another 4 years of POWER. To support President Trump’s desperate efforts, even the poll numbers across the board are devastating. From the mindset of Trump, office itself doesn’t mean anything to him but Donald Trump’s endless pursuit of an image and status of success that he has crafted and nurtured over the course of decades in the public eye and how he has been able to use his POWER to further cement that image in public eyes unsurprisingly means he is will to do anything to maintain that perception. From declaring that mail-in ballots are almost certainly rife with fraud and the results can’t be trusted, or even better than the elections ought to be postponed until it’s safer to vote wherein at the very same time his administration is declaring “it is safe for children to return to school”. There is no denying that President Trump won’t be going down quietly.
His statements, coupled with the blatant actions of his administration towards the United States Postal Service, show clearly that the current occupant of the White House has a plan that goes well beyond just fostering doubts about the election results among his supporters.
As millions across the United States must have already noticed, the widespread delay of postage after President Trump’s friend and donor Louis DeJoy took over as postmaster general is raising alarm bells not just among the average citizens but among the postal workers as well. The broader effects of this in the months to come as the Pandemic only worsens and the prospects of mail-in voting grow more and more likely and cannot be understated. The fear of Postal Services being used as a means of tool to procure another 4 years of POWER by President Trump grown concrete every passing day.
Trump’s re-election plan is ultimately focused around sabotaging and delaying the postal service in an effort to prevent mail-in ballots from arriving back on time to be counted, and declare victory based on the election day results in full well knowing that most swings states do not count mail-in ballots that have arrived late.
In the article, Michelle Ye Hee Lee, and Jacob Bogage write:
“As President Trump ramps up his unfounded attacks on mail balloting as being susceptible to widespread fraud, postal employees and union officials say the changes implemented by Trump fundraiser-turned-postmaster general Louis DeJoy are contributing to a growing perception that mail delays are the result of a political effort to undermine absentee voting.
The backlog comes as the president, who is trailing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the polls, has escalated his efforts to cast doubt about the integrity of the November vote, which is expected to yield record numbers of mail ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic.
On Thursday, Trump floated the idea of delaying the Nov. 3 general election, a notion that was widely condemned by Democrats and Republicans alike. He has repeatedly gone after the Postal Service, recently suggesting that the agency cannot be trusted to deliver ballots.
DeJoy, a North Carolina logistics executive who donated more than $2 million to GOP political committees in the past four years, approved changes that took effect July 13 that the agency said were aimed at cutting costs for the debt-laden mail service. They included prohibiting overtime pay, shutting down sorting machines early and requiring letter carriers to leave mail behind when necessary to avoid extra trips or late delivery on routes.
The new policies have resulted in at least a two-day delay in scattered parts of the country, even for express mail, according to multiple postal workers and union leaders. Letter carriers are manually sorting more mail, adding to the delivery time. Bins of mail ready for delivery are sitting in post offices because of scheduling and route changes. And without the ability to work overtime, workers say the logjam is worsening without an end in sight.
…Voters and postal workers have reported scattered problems across the country in recent days, including in key battleground states such as Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania, raising concerns among residents whether their states are being targeted because of their importance in the presidential and Senate elections.
In Michigan, which is gearing up for its Aug. 4 primary, election administrators said they have fielded complaints from voters who had not yet received their ballots as of this week. Election clerks are advising voters to drop off their ballot Tuesday rather than sending it back via mail, out of fear that the ballots will not be returned in time to be counted.”
The only silver lining to this situation is the brazenness of President Trump and the inability to make his intentions less obvious. Well, my biggest concern is the hyper-partisan nature of Republicans and the utter fickleness of Democrats to the current climate of politics.
President Trump’s obvious plan should serve as a reminder for the American People that salvaging what’s left of “Democracy” will require not only pointing out the wrongdoings of those blatantly threatening it but those also in power who stand by idly and allow it to happen as well.
Official Writer: Abhishek Jha