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Kellyanne Conway’s Off-The-Rails Voting Comments Take The Cake For Twitter Users

The White House counselor appeared to equate standing in line to vote to standing in line to buy a cupcake.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway took the cake for many Twitter users on Wednesday with her off-the-rails attack on mail-in ballot voting.

“People are very proud to show up and go to the polls,” Conway told reporters. “They really are. I mean, they wait in line for a Georgetown Cupcake for an hour, to get a cupcake. So, I think they can probably wait in line to do something as consequential and critical and constitutionally significant as cast their ballot.”

Check out Conway’s comments here:

Conway also suggested “mail-in balloting as the main way to vote would be very concerning” because “people want this country to open up” after stay-at-home orders that aimed to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Hundreds of public health experts, however, have called for a vast expansion of voting by mail as the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 100,000 people nationwide, continues.

President Donald Trump has in recent weeks repeatedly railed against mail-in voting, baselessly suggesting it could lead to increased voter fraud. In March, he voted by mail in Florida’s GOP primary.

Conway’s comments attracted fierce criticism online: 

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