Trump threatens to block federal funding to Michigan if it doesn't back off measures to facilitate mail-in voting

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Trump was wrong, no surprise.

Michigan only sent applications for absentee ballots. No one has to fill them out and submit them, if they choose not to.
 

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Trump vents as more states move to expand vote-by-mail ahead of November election

The President's harsh and often baseless criticism of vote-by-mail is significantly ratcheting up as more and more states loosen their vote-by-mail restrictions proactively or on court orders.

The latest: Texas, where a federal judge ruled on Tuesday that all voters can request an absentee ballot if they fear contracting the coronavirus by going to the polls in person, dealing a blow to Republicans in the state who had argued against sending ballots for that reason.

And in Michigan, the state's Democratic secretary of state said this week that all eligible voters would be mailed an absentee ballot application ahead of the November general election. Michigan is one of dozens of states that allow voters to cast their ballot by mail for any reason and it is a key swing state in the November presidential election.

States have the legal authority to make changes to their elections, and Republicans have repeatedly opposed federal intervention in the administration of elections by the states. Samuel Bagenstos, a professor of constitutional law at the University of Michigan Law School who has written extensively about federal government's power to impose conditions on states' receipt of federal funds, said Trump does not have the authority to unilaterally hold up federal funding to the states.

Read complete article at: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/20/politics/vote-by-mail-trump/index.html
 

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Trump was wrong, no surprise.

Michigan only sent applications for absentee ballots. No one has to fill them out and submit them, if they choose not to.
Don got some bad internal polling today and is on a deranged rampage threatening states funding if they let too many people vote. Threatening Nevada too.
 

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Mail in voting = mail in fraud. I've yet to see a plan that shows theis method of voting can be reconciled properly
 
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Responding to the president later Wednesday morning, the Secretary of State, a Democrat, tweeted that “I also have a name, it’s Jocelyn Benson,” and noted that her office “sent applications, not ballots” to Michigan voters. “Just like my GOP colleagues in Iowa, Georgia, Nebraska and West Virginia.”

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/20/trump-threatens-federal-funding-for-michigan-mail-in-voting-270609
Trump shuts off the Nazis!
 
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