While appearing on the view, Rahm Emanuel made the bizarre argument that President Trump “wants to preserve the right for Russians to have a vote here.”
I just want a presidential standard for every citizen in the United States. You want to mail in your ballot to Florida and stay at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? Great, I am all for it.
Everybody else gets the same thing the president gets. Either we’re all in the same boat or we’re not.
…I know that the president, who should not be named, wants to preserve the right for Russians to have a vote here. I just want to make sure that Americans have a right to have a vote, too.
So, he’ll take care of Russia, but let’s take care of every other American, too.
Per Fox News, Emanuel’s comments came after California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed an executive order that will send every registered voter in the state a mail-in ballot for November’s presidential election — immediately raising concerns from Republicans that it could lead to fraud and abuse.
The move is in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has shut down a number of in-person voting opportunities in primaries and local elections out of fear of the virus spreading. California will now automatically send voters their ballots ahead of the general election.
President Trump opposes the practice of voting by mail, alleging that it is prone to corruption and ballot fraud.
“Mail ballots, they cheat,” Trump said last month. “Mail ballots are very dangerous for this country because of cheaters. They go collect them. They are fraudulent in many cases.”