will use Covid to rig election – Trump

38 will use Covid to rig election – Trump

The previous US president has urged his supporters to not adjust to lockdowns or masks and vaccine mandates

Former US president Donald Trump has claimed that President Joe Biden’s administration will benefit from the reemergence of Covid-19 to rewrite election guidelines with the intention to forestall him from profitable the upcoming election. 

“The left-wing lunatics are attempting very onerous to deliver again covid lockdowns and mandates with all of their sudden concern mongering in regards to the new variants which are coming,” Trump stated in a video message launched on Thursday. “Gee whiz, you understand what else is coming? An election.”

“They wish to restart the covid hysteria to allow them to justify extra lockdowns, extra censorship, extra unlawful drop packing containers, extra mail-in ballots and trillions of {dollars} in payoffs to their political allies heading into the 2024 election,” he continued, including “does that sound acquainted?”

The specter of Covid-19 was invoked by each Democrat and Republican governors to vary election legal guidelines in 2020. Mail-in ballots had been issued to extra voters and accepted past the same old election-day deadline, get together activists had been permitted to reap ballots from drop-boxes, and absentee ballots had been accepted with out witness signatures. The implementation of those legal guidelines diversified from state to state, with Democrat-run states sometimes waiving essentially the most guidelines.

Whereas these adjustments resulted in an election that defied virtually each conventional indicator to finish in Trump’s loss, it was Trump himself who constantly renewed the state of emergency declaration used to justify the adjustments. He additionally imposed a nationwide lockdown in March and April 2020, issued nationwide tips recommending the closing of faculties, and appointed the pro-mandate Dr. Anthony Fauci to guide his coronavirus activity pressure.

“To each Covid tyrant who needs to remove our freedom, hear these phrases: we won’t comply, so don’t even give it some thought. We won’t shut down our colleges; we won’t settle for your lockdowns; we won’t abide by your masks mandates; and we won’t tolerate your vaccine mandates,” Trump continued in Thursday’s video. 

“They rigged the 2020 election and now they’re attempting to do the identical factor yet again by rigging an important election within the historical past of our nation.”

Public well being officers are at the moment monitoring the unfold of two new coronavirus variants: EG.5, or Eris, and BA.2.86. Whereas the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention now not tracks new circumstances of the virus, its most up-to-date figures present a 19% enhance in hospitalizations and a 17% enhance in deaths between the second and third week in August. Nonetheless, solely 1 / 4 as many individuals had been hospitalized this month as throughout the identical month final 12 months, and most of these receiving therapy are over the age of 65, CDC Director Mandy Cohen stated on Tuesday.

However, universities in Georgia and Louisiana have already reimposed masks mandates, as have some healthcare suppliers and different companies

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