Jim Jordan: ‘If you can protest in person, you can vote in person’
Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan (R) joined President Donald Trump in voicing concern with Democrat plans to divert as much voting in November from physical polling locations to mail-in voting. Democratic leaders say it’s a matter of safety in the era of COVID-19.
“If you can protest in person, then you can probably vote in person,” Jordan told Fox News. “The Democrats are the ones who want to create chaos and confusion. They want this mail-in ballot.”
Jordan highlights the recent primary election of New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D) who saw major delays in her election results due to mail-in ballots.
“Chairwoman Maloney, her election was June 23rd. She wasn’t declared the winner until two weeks ago. It took six weeks to count the votes in just one congressional district primary,” he said.
Jordan said that if that level of delay took place in one congressional district then he can’t imagine what the delay would look like for the entire country.
“Now imagine, when we’re talking about the presidential election. State after state, all 50 states, he said. “That’s the confusion and chaos the Democrats want in this election. We actually want people to vote in person. We want a real count, we want President Trump to win on election night.”
The Ohio congressman’s comments come in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hinting that she may call lawmakers back to Capitol Hill to pass legislation strengthening the United States Postal Service and protecting mail-in voting.
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise also spoke out against Pelosi’s call for additional USPS funding.
“Let’s be clear about what’s happening: Nancy Pelosi fabricated a crisis so she can make a money grab to funnel billions of dollars to the Postal Service because she needs it to pull off her No-ID Universal Mail-In Voting scheme this fall. That’s what this is all about.” Scalise tweeted.
Pelosi and Democrats had been putting blame on U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for supposedly trying to make it more difficult for is the agency to handle mail-in ballots in order to help Trump. DeJoy put those concerns to rest on Tuesday saying he will delay several cost-saving measures until after the election to avoid even the appearance of an impact on the election.
“Even with the challenges of keeping our employees and customers safe and healthy as they operate amid a pandemic, we will deliver the nation’s election mail on time and within our well-established service standards,” DeJoy said.
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