In An Election Marked by Voter Suppression, Mike Huckabee Says Long Lines Show Americans “Care”

Images around the country show people lined up to vote, sometimes for hours, in an election that has been characterized by voter suppression. According to former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, long lines are a sign Americans “care” and are not deterred.

“It shows an extraordinary interest,” Huckabee said. “When people are lined up to vote, it means that they really care. They don’t drive by and say ‘Ah long line, forget about it.’ They get in that line and they wait an hour and a half and they cast their vote. It shows the passion of the American people.”

Huckabee recommended that to succeed in the home stretch, President Donald Trump should “forget about Hunter Biden, forget about all the distraction of everything except one thing: Remind the American people that it is their lives that are really on the mark right now.”

You can hear Huckabee’s remarks by watching the interview below.

Fox's Mike Huckabee puts a patriotic spin on long voting lines, a sign of voter suppression: "When people are lined up to vote, it means that they really care. They don't drive by and say 'ah long line, forget about it.' … It shows the passion of the American people." pic.twitter.com/7ZL3i9zExU read more

76er’s Star Ben Simmons Wants to Help Pennsylvania Residents Properly Vote by Mail

Pennsylvania will be one of, if not the most important state when it comes to 2020’s election. If Joe Biden is able to win the state, it will be very difficult for Donald Trump to find a pathway to victory.

There is one issue with voting by mail in the state, though. Due to the convoluted way to mail the ballot back, some election experts say that up to 100,000 ballots could go uncounted.

This is especially important for Democrats who are expected to vote by mail in much larger numbers than Republicans. In a state where the margin of victory was only around 45,000, every vote counts.

76er’s star Ben Simmons is doing his part in making sure that all ballots are received. On Friday, the guard shared a tweet that explained how to properly send their envelopes in.

Simmons wrote, “Important info on how to correctly fill out and submit your mail in ballots for PA / Philly residents. Your vote counts!”

The 76ers isn’t the only NBA getting involved in this years election. Much to Donald Trump’s dismay, the league’s players are becoming more politically active and using their massive platform to encourage fans to vote.

The league’s best player, LeBron James, has used his platform to shine a light on voter suppression. He tweeted in August, “First of all, Everyone needs to know the kind of BS happening about this election and get organized. This is exactly why we coming together for @morethanavote misinformation=suppression!”

First of all, Everyone needs to know the kind of BS happening about this election and get organized. This is exactly why we coming together for @morethanavote misinformation=suppression!https://t.co/4I5qGux4I7 read more

CNN’s Collins: Trump’s Voting by Mail Claims Could Depress Republican Turnout

Trump throws a fit over Facui's high approval rating

Donald Trump has spent much of this year’s election period railing against voting by mail. He’s taken this tact despite the fact that he, William Barr and Kayleigh McEnany have all taken advantage of the voting method.

This morning, the President floated the idea of delaying the election until the COVID-19 pandemic dissipates. CNN’s Kaitlin Collins is now reporting that Trump’s claims could backfire and end up depressing Republican voter turnout.

Collins made the comments on Wolf Blitzer’s nightly show. She told the host, “It sounds like he’s heard that reaction on Capitol Hill from people that are normally his allies, being pretty blunt, saying that’s not going to happen, the election is going to happen November 3rd.”

The reporter continued:

“When he was asked to explain that tweet that he sent this morning, he started to talk on having to wait to find out who won the election, if there is mail-in voting, talking how long it would take to tally votes, go through ballots. That’s the argument he stayed on as he talked with reporters, instead of defending his tweets.” read more