Trump again cast doubts this past Saturday on mail-in balloting during the 2020 election, tweeting that “the Unsolicited Mail In Ballot Scam” was a “major threat to our Democracy.”
The President’s concerns that voting by mail is a recipe for fraud, have drawn ire from his critics, who say in-person voting during a pandemic puts voters at risk. But Trump’s criticisms also echo what has long been a focus in conservative political circles, such as former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, who told The Cats Roundtable this past Sunday that the “ideal model” for Democrats” is one that makes it “easy to steal” an election.
“You wouldn’t have to prove who you are, you wouldn’t have to prove where you lived,” Gingrich said. “You could go ahead and vote by mail, with nobody else verifying that it was you doing it.”
Gingrich cited Trump’s recent campaign against a Nevada state law that intends to send mail-in ballots to all active Nevada voters. Gingrich and other Republicans say that sending ballots to every active voter in Nevada is bound to lead to fraud. He said that the haphazard approach in Nevada is a bellwether for this November.
“I think it gives you a flavor of just what’s coming,” Gingrich said, adding that he believed Democrats could load the election, either by delaying the results or by loading the votes.
“My view is that Trump has to win by a big enough margin that they can’t steal it,” Gingrich said.
From the ballot box to the mailbox, back to the President’s failed impeachment and the Russia investigation, Gingrich told The Cats Roundtable that Democrats have stopped at nothing to unseat Trump since he entered office.
“I think it is something that we have to recognize up front, that this is an all out war,” he explained. “I think the sudden shock of losing created a sort of an attitude that they’ll do anything this time to defeat Trump.”
Gingrich told The Cats Roundtable that while Biden couldn’t hide from his own shadow, especially when it comes to his son’s business dealings in China, it was Biden and the Democrats’ slow response to issues at home that was “beginning to sink in” for voters.
These issues include rising violence in many American cities, due to what Gingrich calls a “pro-criminal and anti-police” message from Democrats. That message has increasingly included extreme policies for police reform, such as to “defund the police.”
Gingrich explained that the message from Democrats, or the lack of one, reinforces the image that “criminals are going to be fine,” while victimized communities are left to fend for themselves.
Gingrich told The Cats Roundtable that minority voters, whose communities are disproportionately impacted by the rise in violence, know “how dangerous this is,” and are listening to Trump’s strong law-and-order message. He said that voters can see that Democrats have put emphasis on social reform without protecting the society we have.
Trump’s strong law and order message, combined with the record low unemployment rates for minority communities prior to the pandemic, may hit home with minority voters who continue to be disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
Gingrich, who is in Vatican City, knows that calm in the streets, or a legitimate election this November, won’t be delivered on the wing of a prayer alone. But he told The Cats Roundtable that he believed the U.S. would “see a big national uprising” to stop the violence, and as for November?
Truth be told, for Gingrich, a prayer never hurt.
Listen to the interview below