Salon: Trump’s plot to steal the election can be defeated: Here are five things you can do to help
Salon: Trump's plot to steal the election can be defeated: Here are five things you can do to help
During Tuesday night’s debate, Donald Trump, who has gone pure fascist, once again escalated his efforts to scare people out of voting. He encouraged his followers to engage in voter intimidation under the guise of “poll watching,” and told armed hate groups to “stand by.” Trump also floated a number of baseless conspiracy theories about “voter fraud” that are clearly designed to discourage voting and rationalize legal efforts to stop votes from being counted.
Meanwhile, Trump’s postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, is still slowing down the mail in what looks like a bid to make sure that many mail-in ballots miss election deadlines. ..
Trump can’t win a free and fair election, and he knows it. So he’s doing everything in his power to keep Americans from having one. As the New York Times reported on Thursday morning, Republicans, in their efforts to save Trump, are using every dirty trick in the book to stop people from voting.
Times are scary. It’s understandable to feel demoralized, but it is more important than ever not to give into that feeling. Trump and Republicans want you to feel despair. Despair leads to inaction, which makes it a lot easier for Trump to pull this off. …
Instead, it’s time to get angry, and to use that anger to propel you into action. Trump may want to steal the election, but wanting isn’t having. He can be defeated. He will likely be defeated — as long as everyone does their part to stop him.
With that in mind, here are five things you can do, starting today, to fight back and keep Trump from stealing this election. …
“A lot of people don’t have faith in the system for obvious reasons, but there is a constitutional process that will take place,” regardless of what bad actors may insinuate, Sylvia Albert, the director of voting and elections at Common Cause, told Salon.
“The most important thing voters can do right now is make a plan and make sure that their vote counts,” Albert said, explaining that voters need to check their registration now and not wait until it’s too late.