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Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., weighs in on safeguarding mail-in ballots and the Postal Service ahead of November. Aired on 08/04/2020.
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  1. My fellow Americas and true Patriots, we cannot allow Donald Trump to steal the upcoming election, and I believe there are four keys to preventing this:

    1. Check your voter registration status NOW.

    County clerks in Republican districts across the country fraudulently purge voter rolls of legitimate Democrat voters prior to each election. In the 2014 mid-term election, I arrived at my local polling station only to discover I was no longer registered to vote, even though I had been a resident of my county and living at the same address for seven years. I was forced to cast a “provisional ballot,” which I suspect was not counted in the final vote tally.

    Since then, I have always verified my voter registration status well ahead of upcoming elections to ensure I have time to re-register in case of any Republican shenanigans.

    2. Vote early.

    In Republican states, there will no doubt be attempts to suppress voter turnout in Democratic districts by limiting the number of polling stations and reducing polling hours. This will likely be under the guise of protecting voters and polling workers from Covid-19 exposure.

    Laws no doubt vary by state. In Texas, voters must vote at their designated polling location on Election Day. However, during the early voting period, voters can vote at any open polling location in their county of residence. This makes it more difficult for Republicans to target Democratic districts for poll closures and restricted hours.

    Find the early voting laws for your state, and vote as early as possible. This will point you in the right direction:

    https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/early-voting-in-state-elections.aspx

    3. Use no-excuse absentee voting in states where it is available.

    “No excuse absentee voting” means you can request an absentee ballot from your state or county election official for any reason. Currently, 29 states offer no excuse absentee voting, including the most crucial swing states: Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

    If your state is on this list, request an absentee ballot and mail it no later than October 20th to ensure it is received and counted:

    https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-1-states-with-no-excuse-absentee-voting.aspx

    4. Please do not waste your vote.

    Yes, my fellow Americans, I am also frustrated by the two-party system, and I understand the appeal of underdog third-party candidates. You must realize, however, that a vote for a third-party candidate is effectively a vote for Trump.

    Don’t believe me? Just look at the numbers. Two states, Florida and Wisconsin, tipped the Electoral College for Trump in 2016. Trump won Florida by 113,000 votes and Wisconsin by a mere 23,000 votes. The top two third-party candidates, Gary Johnson and Dr. Jill Stein, captured 271,000 combined votes in Florida and 137,000 combined votes in Wisconsin. According to exit polls, the overwhelming majority of these votes were from disenfranchised Liberal voters who refused to vote for Hillary Clinton.

    Like many of you, Joe Biden is not my preferred candidate. “Bernie/Liz 2020” was my dream ticket. Nevertheless, we must be united in taking back our country and making America sane again.

    Please share this message as often as possible from now to Election Day. Say “NO” to another four years of fascism.

    • Daniel Dutcavich | August 4, 2020 at 10:31 PM | Reply

      This goes with Republican, Democratic, Independent, KluKlux Klan… Whatever!!!!

    • Daniel Dutcavich | August 4, 2020 at 10:43 PM | Reply

      @omi god The thugs who threw the rocks and firebombs…who were they? The unidentified thugs who threw people into the back of unmarked vans and facedown into the street…who were they?? The manipulators of this fiasco…who are they?!
      Don’t think that we can’t be overcome with the right Sleepers in place.

    • Daniel Dutcavich | August 4, 2020 at 11:17 PM | Reply

      @omi god We have only one guidance. And that is of Faith.

    • Daniel Dutcavich | August 4, 2020 at 11:22 PM | Reply

      Do we trust the process we have? Do we depend on it for protection? Do we live our lives by it? You’re fkn’ right we do!

    • Daniel Dutcavich | August 5, 2020 at 12:40 AM | Reply

      @omi god There is no threat? Pay attention! We’re staring the threat right in the Orange Face! And it ain’t no fkn joke!

  2. Nov 3rd . Go out & VOTE .

  3. Phil Campbell | August 4, 2020 at 10:37 AM | Reply

    Desperate moves by a desperate man and he’s not even hiding it !!!

    • altitude illume | August 4, 2020 at 3:31 PM | Reply

      #TRUMPUTINinc. #trumputinINC! #TREASONTRUMPS

    • @Real American He wore a tan suit! A tan suit for gods sake. Oh the horror, the horror.

    • Phil- That’s what monsters 👹 do cause havoc and destruction. What a frigging nightmare. Between his supporters, voter suppression and his appointed head of the postal service were done. How can we win when he’ s blantantly cheating?

    • Apparently his base are 100% in favor of fascism; who’d have guessed?

    • @Real American There was the Dijon mustard scandal, also the tan suit and I remember the abject horror of him not even wearing a jacket once.

  4. Causing a breakdown of the Postal Service is a key part of Trump’s plan to steal the election. Vote as early as possible if you are getting a postal ballot. Don’t post your ballot close to the deadline or the vote may not get counted.

    • absolutely. make sure its in the mail the very next day mail goes out.

    • Tosca Tattertail | August 4, 2020 at 10:56 AM | Reply

      I have recieved an absentee ballot request form, in the form it says to return it asap, when you get your ballot you can return your vote as soon as October 5th, so get the ballot requests in, get the ballot and send it back at the first possible moment.

    • 2018 vote in Colorado I voted 2 1/2 weeks before election day… Secretary of State let’s us know within 3 days when to expect ballet in the mail… Also lets voters know within 2 days when it is deceived… perfect sustem!

    • @S EE
      Not so perfect a sustem when trump is slowing the mail down.

  5. Doesn’t Trump know that slowing down the USPS also hurts small business? Probably not.

    • AA – Not only small, big also. Amazon and eBay are not small. Neither is Lowe’s or Home Depot. Michael’s and so on down the line.

    • He doesn’t care. If he did he would have made sure the PPP was given to small businesses instead of big corps.

    • USE FEDX UPS and other carriers ,

    • @Andrew Austin I said nothing about business using USPS . . .i don;t care about small business , i care about working people .working for a small business where you can be abused cheated out of your pay . i would never work for a small business .

    • Veronica Stewart | August 5, 2020 at 8:49 AM | Reply

      A lot of REPUBLICANS vote absentee. Except this time, many of them are voting for Biden.

  6. Finally Trump is focusing his energies on something at which he excels. Bankrupting the Post Office can’t be that much harder than bankrupting a casino.

  7. Damian Quintana | August 4, 2020 at 10:51 AM | Reply

    Voting by mail allows for extra time to mail your ballot back. In Colorado we have ballot drop off boxes, so you can actually vote early.

  8. The House of Representatives should bring in Lewis Dejoy, the Post Master General, and let him testify under oath as well as bring in the USPS Board of Governors that unanimously appointed the Trump Donor.

  9. Trump is doing everything in his power, overtly and covertly , to sabotage the election.

    • Wendy Nicklin | August 5, 2020 at 9:52 AM | Reply

      @Veronica Stewart they did not do their jobs !! No republican party anymore

    • Its not even in his powers , postal service by US constitution is under congress .
      Its just that republiklan party hate USA and its constitution and wants a North Korean style dictatorship .

    • It’s a two-fold strategy of sabotage; if it works for him he will simply stay; if he loses he can claim it was rigged, shout fraud and his psychotic base will grab their guuuuuuns and help him fort up in the White House while they call for another election, this one will have armed right wing poll watchers, demands to show two photo IDs and other third world fascism.

    • @Genevieve Words Exactly!!!! His niece Mary said that cheating was a way of life for him and we are seeing the results.

    • Wendy Nicklin | August 5, 2020 at 3:10 PM | Reply

      @Pete Lind thank you! American politics !! different in Canada !!

  10. Whenever you get you ballot, fill it in and send it back the next day. Do not wait! It may take more than 2 weeks to get back to the secretary of states election processing center. Do not procrastinate! Vote in numbers too big to rig.

  11. In the UK if you mess with mail, you could head for prison.

    • h – It’s ‘supposed’ to be that way here also. So much for our laws and Constitution. Neither are being enforced.

    • hifismiffy it’s supposed to be like that in the US.

    • Unless you’re a Tory, then they give you a peerage and a multi million pound government contract. Current UK government is just as corrupt as the Trump administration, the only difference is that the Tories have posh accents. Get Trump to repeat a Johnson speech and it would sound exactly the same and vice versa.

  12. Congress, Trump is sabotaging the election with the post office. He needs to be taken out of office. Now.

    • @recycled365 The President is not to be involved in Crimes by american citizens . many people think that is how it is done . Trump has been breaking rules that honest Presidents don;t cross , trump is not honest ,The AG will act on his own .

    • Dont blame T-Rump its whole republiklan party doing it , or have you heard anything from Susan Collins , Jone Ernst , Lying Ted , Mitt 5 wife Romney , sweaty lier Rubio , Leningrad Lindsey or Moscow Mitch ? establishing post offices and roads is by US constitution in hands of congress , not POTUS .

    • Tangerine clown..you are Fn sick. Your soul is evil and corrupted!! We cannot afford another 4 years of the Trump plague!!

    • Bruce Perkins | August 5, 2020 at 12:51 PM | Reply

      HE NEEDS TO BE dead

    • Rod Peterwood | August 6, 2020 at 8:34 PM | Reply

      @recycled365 Get your ballot in the mail. It’ll be there approximately 21 day’s before election day. Fill it out, and take it to a official election ballot drop off site immediately.
      That way no chance the post office loses it, because they’ll never get a chance to. And if you drop it off early they can get it counted. That way by Nov 3rd, Biden will have a big lead in your state going into the day. By having lots of time to receive votes over the 20 day’s leading up to election day, it’ll be easier for Biden votes to actually be counted. Even Republican districts won’t be able to do anything to stop Biden voter’s.
      It’ll be a beautiful thing.

  13. Gee, our law-and-order poser President is a criminal trying to escape justice! Who knew?

  14. Used to be, the moon revolved around Earth. With this President, we’ve gone into lunacy orbit.

  15. Instead of responsible government, we got us a circus of Republican clowns burning down the tent–with everyone inside!

    • Graham Clarke | August 4, 2020 at 4:03 PM | Reply

      Even if it is slowed down and mail bags, pre sorted and marked as votes, are just left under dubious conditions, vote marked mail once prioritised should come flying through. Medicines Second and all love letters to Trump saved for his final immolation.

    • Randy Fuentes | August 4, 2020 at 9:24 PM | Reply

      Dump Donald Chump 2020, Republiclowns, RepublicanT’s

  16. trump claims to be a Christian he is the Anti-Christ

    • @BohemienneBrigitte I’ve met some of these psychos, “Dominionists” but now also the mainstreamers are jumping on the bandwagon. It’s mass hysteria as they wave around bibles they selectively read and misquote, absolutely convinced to the core that they are the chosen generation.

    • Taylor Keane | August 5, 2020 at 1:23 PM | Reply

      Christian????

    • Ginger Nightmare | August 6, 2020 at 1:12 PM | Reply

      I’ve got 2 fundamentalist preachers in the immediate family, having been exposed to this in my early youth. They all said back then… 2000, 2001.. Christ is coming! The end of the world. They did it for about 5 yrs. Scare people… stay in church.. pray. I used wish I could be there after.. and Nothing happened. It’s all about pumping fear to make people obey and pay. Sad. I do appreciate people who have real faith in something greater than themselves. They are not Protestant.

    • @Ginger Nightmare anyone who accepts Christ as lord and savior. Even Muslims, protestant, catholic. Are going to be with Christ He knows our hearts and if we love and worship him..you can fool man but not God.

    • Ginger Nightmare | August 6, 2020 at 2:27 PM | Reply

      Tantum religio potuit suadere malorum.
      (To such heights of evil are men driven by religion.)
      Lucretius, De Rerum Natura

  17. If we had a Supreme Court with guts and integrity, Trump would be done by now.

  18. Autonomous Wheel | August 4, 2020 at 11:08 AM | Reply

    One of thee oldest American institutions and trump is trying to destroy it along with everything else

    • the new postmaster general is a BIG money friend contributor to trump who’s closing processing centers, cutting hours, no overtime. who knew!? can trump get any more of a dictator than he is all ready?

    • Cookie Cute as a puppy | August 5, 2020 at 8:02 AM | Reply

      Bee Jay Really now 👀

  19. Anne Gonzalez | August 4, 2020 at 11:16 AM | Reply

    Again, the ‘in your face’ corruption . They must be stopped.

  20. The only way GOP wins elections is by lying, stealing and cheating.

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