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“There is no reason for weapons — even if someone spotted a voting irregularity (highly unlikely), it’s not a violent, life or death crime. You simply call it to the attention of the poll workers. That is what they’re there for. No gun needed. Polling places should be sacrosanct and 100% gun-free.”
“I feel anyone bringing a gun to a polling place to vote should be arrested. PERIOD I do believe in the 2nd Amendment but I would ban all assault type rifles and certain areas guns should not be allowed. I believe carrying guns at a polling place constitutes voter intimidation, which should be a crime.”
“It was always about testing and tracing with coordinated containment and consistent messaging. It’s not easy to do but knowing what to do is easy because the world has had to do it before. Other countries followed the playbook and the health experts in Trump’s Administration laid it out for him. He simply refused to do what needed to be done and that’s how history will record this.”
“Another example of not caring about life and people dying. Granted things will get better if we have a vaccine that works and that’s always a question! In the meantime to save lives you control the virus by wearing masks, social distancing, testing and contact tracing.”
“There is no legal theory nor any theory of logic that would invalidate a legally completed ballot merely because of a short delay in its arrival. There of course have to be sensible limits. We can’t have ballots arriving weeks and months after an election. Voters have to exercise basic due diligence after all. But a reasonable post-election day grace period is just that, reasonable.”
“It will be physically impossible to count all absentee ballots if they can’t be counted until election day and must be counted by the end of the day. Even in person ballots can’t be counted by midnight on election day. And turnout promises to be even bigger this year.”
“Voting in the United States is largely regulated by STATE laws. Unless there is a national issue ― such as ensuring that voting is open and available to all citizens ― the Federal courts need to send suits and questions back to state courts entirely. What this Federal court has done is go beyond its jurisdictional powers.”
“These kinds of ad-hoc law actions are going to produce extreme behavior which really frightens me.”
“The fact that they want to change rules that were in place when voting started is completely wrong. Once voting begins voters should have an expectation that the rules will not change. This is the very definition of voter suppression.”
“Don’t forget, this country has a long history of denying people the right to vote, including women, Blacks, and now urban populations.”