We await the mainstream media’s lavish praise of NZ PM Jacinda Ardern untrammeled vision to postpone the general election using coronavirus as an excuse even though new outbreak numbers can be counted on one hand.
NZ Minister of Justice, Andrew Little, wrote on August 12, “there are capacity limits to the number of postal votes the Commission can process“.
Alas when Trump raised it as a question on Twitter – even though he knew he had no constitutional authority to do it – four weeks ago, media hysteria went into overdrive and lambasted his tweet as one step away from authoritarian rule. All he posed was to limit the risk of fraudulent voting which we’ve outlined multiple times with fact. Even a bipartisan commission came to the same conclusion.
As ever with the mainstream media, it’s not the principle but the side that counts.
NYT called Trump’s move
“More Than Just a Tweet: Trump’s Campaign to Undercut Democracy…Floating the idea of delaying the election was the latest step in the president’s running effort to discredit the election, risking long-term damage to public trust in the system.”
AP followed with
“Donald Trump’s tweet on delaying election amounts to stunning attack on underpinnings of US’ democracy.”
Never mind that. Dr Fauci has openly said that done correctly, “there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be able to vote in person…”