Taylor Swift encouraged her fans and adherents to demand their truant polling forms and “vote early.”
Taylor Swift has hammered Donald Trump in a progression of tweets, joining different VIPs and government officials in getting out the president’s proceeded with assaults on mail-in casting a ballot.
“Trump’s calculated dismantling of USPS proves one thing clearly: He is WELL AWARE that we do not want him as our president,” the 30-year-old singer wrote Saturday. “He’s chosen to blatantly cheat and put millions of Americans’ lives at risk in an effort to hold on to power.”
Swift appeared to allude to Best’s assaults on the postal service and exhibited hate for mail-in casting a ballot, the choice numerous Americans will probably go to in November amid the continuous coronavirus pandemic.
“Donald Trump’s ineffective leadership gravely worsened the crisis that we are in, and he is now taking advantage of it to subvert and destroy our right to vote and vote safely,” Swift added in a second tweet, before urging fans and followers to vote. “Request a ballot early. Vote early.”
Notwithstanding recommending the election be deferred, Trump has dishonestly guaranteed that mail-in casting a ballot will prompt false outcomes and that the Postal Service doesn’t dare to oblige the flood in mail-in casting a vote heading into the forthcoming election, which USPS has denied.
“The Postal Service has ample capacity to adjust our nationwide processing and delivery network to meet projected Election and Political Mail volume, including any additional volume that may result as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” the office said in an announcement to CNN prior this month.
Louis DeJoy, the recently introduced postmaster general and a Trump giver, has likewise made cost-slicing changes to the USPS that have prompted worries over voter concealment.
On Friday, CNN detailed that the Postal Service had started lessening hours, and evacuating mail assortment encloses various states. However, a USPS representative has since declared that the push will be ended until after Nov. 3.
“We are not going to be removing any boxes,” the spokesperson said in a statement, according to the outlet. “After the election, we’re going to take a look at operations and see what we need and don’t need.”
Like Swift, artist Jason Mraz has encouraged individuals to cast a ballot in the wake of Trump’s remarks, sharing on Friday that he and his dad recently worked for USPS. He said that dependent on his encounters, the service would not “come up short” during an election due to high volume.
“Do not think for a minute that this time tested system would fail us during an election,” he wrote on Instagram. “A government by & for the people would make sure the postal service is running at full capacity instead of closing branches and turning off AUTOMATED sorting machines which make sorting faster and easier – but – suspiciously, we have an administration trying to undermine the hardworking service men & women who make the USPS possible.”
Previous President Barack Obama has likewise reprimanded Trump, saying in an ongoing web recording scene that the current president is attempting to “kneecap” the U.S. Postal Service.
“What we’ve seen in a way that is unique to modern political history is a president who is explicit in trying to discourage people from voting,” Obama said in an interview with former campaign manager David Plouffe. “What we’ve never seen before is a president say, ‘I’m going to try to kneecap the Postal Service to encourage voting actively, and I will be explicit about the reason I’m doing it.'”