Donald Trump, United States President, baselessly alleging that all votes that were received after Election Day are illicit, and he criticized the absentee of military associates and their partners that should be counted.
CNN Home⭐️Front: As President Donald Trump baselessly claimed that all votes received after Election Day are illegal, he attacked the absentee ballots of military members and their spouses that, by law, must be counted. https://t.co/hY368XthQU
— Brianna Keilar (@brikeilarcnn) November 6, 2020
President Trump came up with a scenario where thousands of military members, actively protecting their nation, would be excluded by having their authorized ballots thrown out. On Thursday night, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House, President Trump described that if you count the illicit votes, they can steal the election from us. Trump continued that if you calculate the votes that received late, they are looking at them very strongly, but most of the votes arrived late.
Many votes arrive late in every election because of people who are located outside their home states or overseas, including large numbers of absentee who are serving in the military or other services with their families.
For two centuries, military members have been voting absentee since the 1812 War, and the exercise was expanded in the Civil War. Moreover, military members’ votes have been included in certified vote counts in the state, local, and presidential voting.
Service members performed so much for country
Gen. George Casey, a retired Army Chief of Staff, described to a media outlet, CNN, that they are not asking for any special honor here. He continued that they are just saying that they think it is crucial for every vote to be counted and particularly from those who are serving this country. He added that they performed so much for us, and they also deserve to know that their voices are heard.
In 2004, Gen. George Casey voted absentee from Iraq for the presidential election and reminds voting absentee many times when he was away from his state of residence, Virginia.
Mostly, service persons consumed their money and time clearing difficulties that their civilian counterparts are normally spared, which guarantee that their vote is counted.
The founder of the Military Vote Coalition, Sarah Streyder, described that military voters have to work more hard to cast their votes. It is because it is a complex registration and submission procedure. She continued that she knows people who had to pay upwards of fifty dollars just to immediate a provisional vote because their formal votes never got to them in time.