In the fall of 2020, the majority of Americans were ready to get rid of Donald Trump. And partially due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were more ways than ever to do so. Many states expanded their mail-in and early voting periods. As a result, Joe Biden received 10 million votes more than any previous candidate.
It is nearly impossible for Republicans to win elections with high numbers of turnout. The GOP has spent years aiming to suppress voting rights. So it’s no surprise to hear Sean Hannity rail against mail-in voting. In fact, the Fox News host is calling for the practice to be ended all together.
Hannity made the comments during his Thursday radio broadcast. He told listeners, “I would even argue that a lot of this chaos is by design, and in other words, it’s not complicated to figure out a system that works that would work well that we’d have integrity in and confidence in with the results. I don’t think we are dealing with complicated issues.”
The Fox broadcaster continued:
“I would eliminate these machines forever. You know, just like these European Union countries that have eliminated them. I wouldn’t have ballots– you know voting maybe a week early if you want, I wouldn’t have mail-in ballots period, why in the New York Times the Baker-Carter commission all said it tends to lend itself to a lot more fraud. I would end the practice. Voter ID got to be mandatory.”
Listen to the segment below, courtesy of Media Matters:
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.