With the COVID-19 pandmic affecting nearly every corner of the United States, voting could be difficult come November. Most states do have the option to vote by mail, and many people were planning on taking advantage of that. Donald Trump saw a way to suppress the vote, however, and has gone to war against the Post Office.
During a recent appearance on CNN, Bakari Sellers was asked what Americans should do. The political pundit told Wolf Blitzer, people have to get themselves to the polls.
Donald Trump recently said that he may have sheriffs at polling places to intimidate voters. Host Wolf Blitzer asked, “Is this a dangerous precedent to set? Can he do this?”
“I know we’re having these robust discussions about mail-in ballots, etc., but, look, at the end of the day, we’re just going to have to mask up and go vote. The president doesn’t want you to mail in ballots. The president is going to have law enforcement at the ballots. This is going to be a very difficult process. We have to own that. But we’re just going to have to mask up and go vote, and go vote early if you can. But you can’t depend on newer processes. You can’t depend on mail-in ballots. What he’s doing with the postal service, what he’s doing with law enforcement, you can’t depend on that. And so we’re going to have to do it the traditional way.”
Mask up. Vote early.
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) August 14, 2020
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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 Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.