One of the dramatic changes in the 2008 election was the significant increase in the number of voters who cast their ballots before Election Day, Nov. 4. About a third of voters (34%) said they cast their ballots before Election Day, up from only 20% in 2004 and 2006. Almost one-in-five (19%) said they voted early in person and 14% said they voted early by mail. The number of early voters increased, even more, this year.
But what’s changed is the fact that the Dems now see the mail-in ballot as a trusted way of delivering the vote, but back in 2008, it was a different tune!
Back in 2008, Barack Obama argued that mail-in ballots can only be trusted if the signatures are verified.
Barack Obama: Well, I think we have to figure out whether this is fraud proof. I mean, Oregon has a terrific mail-in system but they’ve already scanned everyone’ signature whose registered to vote so that they can check to make sure that in fact the right people are voting.
One of the big controversies of this election has been Donald Trump’s war on mail-in voting, which he claims — will lead to massive voter fraud. We’ve seen postal and absentee ballots break all records in 2020.
President Donald Trump has consistently “warned” Americans about the dangers and frauds that are attached to mail-in voting through the use of false information and the distortion of the mail-in voting practice.
On the other hand, Democrats have expressed their belief in Trump’s motivation to depress voter turnout rather than to prevent voter fraud. Democrats also have pointed to the practicality and safety effects of mail-in voting as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
President Donald Trump repeatedly has boosted claims that mail-in voting will prevent Republicans from winning. Trump has accused Democrats of rigging elections via mail-in voting “because that’s the only way they’re going to win.”
It seems that in 2008 Obama agrees with President Trump on this topic.
Natalie Dagenhardt is an American conservative writer who writes for Right Journalism! Natalie has described herself as a polemicist who likes to “stir up the pot,” and does not “pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do,” drawing criticism from the left, and sometimes from the right. As a passionate journalist, she works relentlessly to uncover the corruption happening in Washington. She is a “constitutional conservative”.