Republicans strangely silent on Trump and voting by mail

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Donald Trump has now made his intentions with the post office abundantly clear. He intends to alter the election by diminishing and delaying mail-in voting, to put the integrity of the election in question.

That much is clear simply from piecing together his own words from interviews along with actions and those of his surrogates.

What is interesting here in Washington, is we have had 100 percent mail-in voting for over a decade, and clearly it works.

While you might be able to bamboozle others, it will be crystal clear to those here that mail-in voting works, and therefore how it is getting destroyed, along with who is doing it.

And yet while the president does everything he can to destroy an institution laid out in the Constitution and supported by over 90 percent of Americans, local Republican candidates and officials have been strangely silent on the subterfuge of our very fabric. The silence has now become deafening.

As Congress is pulled back into an emergency session to try and stop the dismantling of a vital institution for clear political gain, I hear nothing from one side of the aisle. They in fact seem to be actively looking the other way.

Let’s hear from our local Republican candidates on how they feel about President Trump taking a bat to the post office, and trying to thwart a fair election by disrupting and defunding the mail. Now. Not after the election.

Earl D. Gray

Lake Stevens

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