Donald Trump Doesn’t Care If You Die

Voting By Mail Doesn’t Cause Fraud

Terrified about losing his bid for re-election, the President has launched an all-out effort to prevent states from making it easier for voters to cast their ballots safely, through voting by mail or absentee ballots. Trump has claimed that voting by mail will lead to widespread voting fraud, which is false.

Utah Republicans Like Mail-in Ballots

Trump’s comment must have come as a surprise to people in Utah, one of the six states that use voting by mail exclusively. Almost all the major elected officials on the state and Federal level in Utah are Republicans.

Playing Hardball With Federal Funding

Unfortunately, the President is not alone in his indifference to voters’ safety. Mitch McConnell and other Senate Republicans are fighting Democrats’ attempts to provide funds to help states switch to mail-in ballots, which involves large start-up costs.

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Trump’s Drive to Re-Open Churches

Trump is also clearly endangering Americans with his “order” calling for churches, synagogues and other houses of worship to re-open. Here, too, he is riding roughshod over state officials — Democratic governors — who have continued to ban large public gatherings, including religious services.

The governors have ample authority to prevent such meetings based on the dangers posed by the virus, especially as these officials are not singling out religious services. Their “police powers” to ensure public safety override First Amendment concerns about Americans’ freedom to worship.

Rushing Toward the Pearly Gates

If you want to spread the virus, religious services are one of the best ways to do it. The following elements dramatically increase the risk of infection:

Heaven Can Wait

Traditional denominations such as the Catholic Church, mainline Protestant churches and most Jewish organizations, are ignoring the President. They base their decisions on science, and their overriding concern is the safety of their members.

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Ryan O'Connell

Ryan O'Connell

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A Wall Street Democrat. Security analyst (financial institutions), former lawyer and banker.