Attorney General Bill Barr just ended any and all speculation over where he stands on mail-in voting.
According to Fox News, Barr told Sean Hannity on Thursday that Democrats’ push for vote-by-mail for the 2020 election is both “reckless and wrong.”
“The idea of conducting elections by wholesale mail-in ballots is reckless and wrong,” the AG said plainly, according to Fox.
He went on: “Everyone knows what has happened in these cases.”
“This is reckless”
According to Fox, Barr went on to bash Democrats directly for their stance on vote-by-mail, which many Republicans have argued opens the door for election fraud.
“I think it is grossly irresponsible to be doing what the Democratic Party is doing now,” Barr said during his Thursday interview with Hannity, Fox reported. “We’ve had very close races in recent history, the country is divided. If anything, we should be assuring the integrity of our elections so that government going forward would be legitimate and be accepted as legitimate.”
Barr said mail-in ballots “can be filled out by anybody.”
“This is reckless and it could create serious questions about the integrity of the election, and to do this when we are closely divided country as we are is playing with fire in my view,” the attorney general concluded, according to Fox.
While Dems contend that in-person voting would be unsafe this November thanks to lasting outbreaks of the coronavirus, even the experts aren’t so sure that’s the case. According to a separate report from Fox, Dr. Anthony Fauci, an infectious diseases expert and the face of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, says he doesn’t see any reason why voters can’t cast their ballots in person this fall.
“I think if carefully done, according to the guidelines, there’s no reason that I can see why that not be the case,” he said in an interview with ABC News, according to Fox. “There’s no reason why we shouldn’t be able to vote in person or otherwise.”
Fauci added: “If you go and wear a mask, if you observe the physical distancing, and don’t have a crowded situation, there’s no reason why shouldn’t be able to do that.”
Of course, Dems will continue to push for vote-by-mail in the hopes that they can capitalize on the chaos. But Americans deserve to have their voices heard — and it seems Barr, for his part, will be doing everything he can to ensure that happens.