Fauci: I ‘Can’t Guarantee’ Physical Vote Will Be Safe in November
Trump said that mail-in voting is 'horrible. It’s corrupt,' last week.
The head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has said he “can’t guarantee” it will be possible to have a physical vote at the polls in November due to COVID-19.
During an interview on CNN with Jake Tapper, Fauci said when asked about physical votes:
“I can’t guarantee it."
President Donald Trump spoke out against the mail-in ballots as a clash in Wisconsin pitted Republicans in the state legislature and state Supreme Court against Democrats.
The Democrat political consultant, James Carville, said Republicans would “literally kill people to stay in power.”
A political scientist at the University of Florida, Michael McDonald, says that Wisconsin could prove to be a “canary in a coal mine” for November, according to NPR.
“The real outstanding question is whether or not we’re going to have an election system that can deliver for the voters and whether or not we’re going to be able to manage everybody being able to vote in November,” he said.
Patrick Ruffini, a partner at a Republican polling firm, said mail-in voting does not appear to favor any political party.
He said, “hasn’t been strong evidence that a wholesale shift to voting by mail does cause a state to move more Democratic or more Republican."
He also told NPR that the devil “is truly in the details,” adding that other factors may play a role.
He also highlighted that some states mail out these ballots to all registered voters, while some require ballot requests.
Trump said that mail-in voting is “horrible. It’s corrupt," last week.
Trump then suggested that “you get thousands and thousands of people sitting in someone's living room signing ballots all over the place…I think that mail-in voting is a terrible thing.”
“It shouldn’t be mail-in voting," Trump added.
"It should be: you go to a booth, and you proudly display yourself. You don’t send it in the mail where people can pick up. All sorts of bad things can happen … by the time it gets in and is tabulated."
Fauci told CNN:
“There is always the possibility, as we get into next fall and the beginning of early winter, that we could see a rebound,” he said.
Last week, Hillary Clinton reiterated calls for voting reform as members of her party eagerly pursue universal mail-in voting.
Clinton said the United States needs to “act now” to ensure citizens can “safely cast a ballot in November."
“GOP officials and conservative jurists forced Wisconsin voters yesterday to choose between risking their lives to vote and being disenfranchised. It’s unconscionable,” she said.
“We need to act now to make sure every citizen can safely cast a ballot in November,” she added.
Meanwhile, Several progressive groups funded by billionaire globalist George Soros are pushing the Democrats scheme to introduce mail-in voting ahead of this year's elections.
Neon Nettle reported Soros' organizations are on the front lines of a campaign to introduce a “vote by mail” system in the upcoming presidential election.