Newsom Fires Back at Trump and GOP Over Mail-In Voting: ‘Stick With the Facts’

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is pushing back against President Donald Trump and other Republicans in defense of voting by mail.

During Wednesday’s appearance on “The Today Show,” Newsom advised the president, “Let’s just stick with the facts, not opinions.”

“Mail-in ballots, absentee ballots are well utilized all across the spectrum, all across this country and have been done so thoughtfully and safely for a generation,” Newsom said.

Noting that the president and servicemen have safely and securely used mail-in voting processes in the past, Newsom also highlighted multiple studies that have determined mail-in voting does not lead to widespread voter fraud.

“There’s been study after study — don’t take my word for it, don’t take the president’s — study after study that just lays claim to no evidence whatsoever that there’s widespread voter fraud,” Newsom said.

The Democratic governor went on to stress the importance of early preparation for the November general election. Due to the pandemic, Newsom’s focus is to ensure public safety while protecting Americans’ constitutional right to vote.

“We want to prepare to keep people safe and allow them to have their constitutional rights protected, constitutional right to vote, without putting their health at risk.”

See Newsom’s full interview below:

Newsom’s remarks come amid lawsuits from multiple Republican groups and series of tweets from the president sounding off with concerns about the possibility of voter fraud.

The lawsuits were filed on Sunday in response to Newsom’s executive orders allowing mail-in votes for the November general election, as previously reported on IJR.

“Democrats continue to use this pandemic as a ploy to implement their partisan election agenda, and Governor Newsom’s executive order is the latest direct assault on the integrity of our elections,” Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement.

On multiple occasions, the president has also mistaken ballot applications for mail-in votes as actual ballots as he has accused states of attempting to commit voter fraud. He has also threatened to withhold funding for states over mail-in voting.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson both responded to Trump’s accusations with clarity on what was sent out, as previously reported on IJR. Benson confirmed main-in ballot applications would be sent out to registered voters.

On a previous occasion, Trump urged his party to fight back against mail-in votes as he insisted it “doesn’t work out well for Republicans.”

Although the president has raised concerns about mail-in voting, it is legal to do so in the United States.

Responses

  1. Boxes of ballots will be found tears later.

    Trust the US Post Office? I still get others mail.

  2. So easy to see how Mail in Voting is Dems way to Cheat. They can Deny it all they want, but they cannot be trusted. The Dems are always finding a New Way to Deceive!

  3. I have to give it to the Democrats. They sure do work hard at getting out of work. The number of schemes to cheat our political system is astounding.

  4. Anybody that ever lived in California knows what the facts are. Southern California is now a 3rd world sewer. Thanks for wrecking the greatest state of them all you leftist scumbags.

  5. Perhaps Mr. Newsom should “stick to facts”! Absentee voting requires identification. Plain old mail in voting does not. Therefore, any dead citizen, illegal alien, etc can vote. That’s not what the Constitution states, but we all know the Democrats want it to say that.

    1. Jean: “illegal aliens”, as you call them, can NOT vote.

      Voting by mail is OK for the American Fascists states that use it AND it is O.K. for Dear Leader to use it, so we are good now, right?

      1. Going to attempt to educate you. But since you already think you know everything…..well
        Absentee ballots are for voters who are ABSENT from their district. Their name is recorded as being an absent voter. If there is a signature in the book they’re absentee ballot is voided.
        Mail in votes the Democrats pipe dream …..well it’s anyone’s guess since we aren’t there yet. So far many have NOT received their ballot or they were never received at the Board of Elections. My qualifications…..25 years as a poll worker.

        1. I have manned the polls, too. Maybe not for 25 years, but there is nothing wrong with using the mail system. This is just trumped up hyperbole from the American Fascist Party trying to do more voter suppression.

          1. BS, dems are either too chicken about a .02% corona death rate, or they’re pulling a political stunt to undermine the system. You’re the same group that wants to scrap the electoral college. You believe the Constitution is outdated. We’re not falling for your BS and you should be tried for another attempted coup. You’re traitors to the United States. Domestic enemies.

          2. “[Democrats] are pulling a political stunt to undermine the system.” OBSIDIAN

            BS! Lots of American Fascist-run states use mail-in ballots. Dear Leader uses it, even with a polling station directly across from His Majesty’s Floridian estate. MacAnniny has voted 11 by mail. They are O.K. with mail-in voting when THEY can do it.

            This is all a ruse meant to distract from disasterous Trump Virus statistics, rile up Cult-45 again, distract from weakening polling numbers, but also to, ultimately, suppress Democratic voters by offering them a rigged choice – stand in line for hours and hours, thereby getting exposed to the Trump Virus, because so many voting stations have been shut down in blue districts, or just stay home and don’t vote at all. That is why the American Fascist Party is doing this.

  6. trumpuke- the biggest cheating, lying scum bag in American history- and his repukelican ass kissing sycophants are LOSERS every time the facts determine the outcome of any matter.
    They cannot win anything without cheating and corrupting the process in their favor.

    1. we’ll see you in November. Please do make a video of your meltdown for us.

      1. Oh,look, a third grader replied to you by the name of Scott something or other. So original.

      2. Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhtttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt Brian.

        Thanks for the comic relief.

    2. Librals demand a id for virus testing files..but whine if one is needed to vote.

      They should stick to their old standby..the cemeteries.

      Sure..foolproof.
      28 Million Mail-In Ballots Went Missing in Last Four Elections
      By Mark Hemingway

      Between 2012 and 2018, 28.3 million mail-in ballots remain unaccounted for, according to data from the federal Election Assistance Commission. The missing ballots amount to nearly one in five of all absentee ballots and ballots mailed to voters residing in states that do elections exclusively by mail.

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