President Donald Trump has recently launched a campaign to stop various states to allow the public to use the mail-in-vote to cast ballots in the 2020 presidential elections.
The reason this option has been brought about by most governors is to protect their citizens from exposure to the coronavirus, especially those with already weakened immune systems.
President Trump has continuously raised the issue of possible vote-rigging, though being unable to offer any evidence to support these claims.
The hypocrisy of it is that the president feels that the mail-in vote should only apply to him as he himself just earlier this year decided to cast his ballot by mail.
During Florida’s presidential primary elections on March 7, the president had the opportunity to go cast his ballot in person but instead decided to drive past the voting station and go play a round of golf, only later casting his ballot via mail. The very same procedure he is currently so adamantly against.
When presented with this scenario the president defended his actions say:
“Absentee is OK: You’re sick. You’re away. As an example, I have to do an absentee because I’m voting in Florida, and I happen to be President. I live in that very beautiful house over there that’s painted white,”
This made absolutely no sense seeing that his motorcade drove right past the polling station four times during his stay in Florida, meaning he had 4 opportunities to go cast his vote in person.
Voting in Florida was carried out between the 7-15 March with the president managing to find time to visit his Florida Golf resort 3 times over the weekend he spent in the state which was between 7-9 March.
President Trump and fellow Republicans are embroiled in legal battles across the country trying to fight against the use of mail-in ballots during the 2020 election as they feel the Democrats are trying to politicise the coronavirus pandemic.
With the country now having experienced over 100,000 deaths resulting from COVI-19, it is quite clear that the coronavirus issue reaches far beyond the realm of politics and is in fact a matter of public health and safety.