Tom Hanks Teams Up With Michelle Obama For Democrats Vote By Mail Campaign
The so-called nonpartisan event saw faces from the former Obama administration
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson joined former First Lady Michelle Obama in throwing support behind her push for a vote by mail during a virtual voter registration drive on Monday.
The online event, which was claimed to be a non-partisan effort, was littered with people from the former Obama administration, including former special White House advisor Valerie Jarrett.
The virtual “couch party," which was organized by the voter registration group, When We All Vote.
The so-called nonpartisan event also included Tina Tchen, who served as Michelle Obama's chief of staff, and former policy advisor in the White House Office of Public Engagement, Kyle Lierman.
Michelle Obama preached about the importance of mail-in voting during the event via phone Monday evening.
“Voting should never be difficult and never be a partisan issue."
The former first lady spoke about the recent Wisconsin primaries, urging the organization’s members to us for vote-by-mail for the elections in November.
“I don’t think you need me to tell you that this work is more urgent than ever before,” she said.
"There is nothing partisan about striving to live up to the promise of our country; making the democracy we all cherish more accessible; and protecting our neighbors, friends and loved ones as they participate in this cornerstone of American life," the former first lady added.
But the vote by mail push has been criticized for being open to fraud, which President Donald Trump pointed out earlier this month.
"Mail ballots — they cheat. Okay? People cheat. Mail ballots are a very dangerous thing for this country ’cause there’re cheaters. They go and collect them. They’re fraudulent in many cases."
Today, Wisconsin voters had to choose between making their voice heard and keeping themselves and their family safe. No American should ever have to make that choice.— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) April 7, 2020
We must do better to ensure voting is safe for all voters. The latest Wisconsin voting information is below. https://t.co/x1LwEb9H4N
But Valerie Jarrett argued that “voting transcends politics."
“Everyone should be able to vote by mail,” she said.
Co-chairs Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson also threw their weight behind the mail voting push.
“I want to vote no matter where I am,” said Hanks.
“I have Diabetes type 2, and I still want to be able to vote.”
Earlier his month, twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called for voting reform as members of her party actively pursue universal mail-in voting.
“GOP officials and conservative jurists forced Wisconsin voters yesterday to choose between risking their lives to vote and being disenfranchised. It’s unconscionable,” Clinton said.
“We need to act now to make sure every citizen can safely cast a ballot in November,” she added.
Meanwhile, Several groups funded by far-left billionaire George Soros are also pushing for the mail-in voting.
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.