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Letter: Trump will do anything to win re-election


Times-News

Now that Joe Biden has chosen a strong, intelligent, and articulate woman as his running mate, Donald Trump and his vice-president are beginning to panic. They will do anything to disrupt the next election, including sabotaging our postal service, reducing the number of voting sites, and colluding with Russia in its disinformation program against Biden. They will also instigate another sham congressional probe designed to discredit the Mueller investigation that led to Trump’s impeachment.

I use the word “panic” advisably. Trump knows that he will probably be imprisoned once he loses the election for tax evasion, bribery, suborning perjury, and emoluments violations that illegally benefit his private businesses with taxpayer money.

Consider what he has already done, or is about to do, that he thinks will sway the next election: He will use his unqualified political donor, Louis de Joy, the Postmaster General, to suppress voting in November by defunding the Post Office, prohibiting overtime pay for postal employees, removing mail sorting machines (over 700 so far), confiscating post office boxes from politically inconvenient neighborhoods, and then sending out notices to more than 40 states that their mail-in ballots may not be fully delivered or counted because of the high volume of mail.  He will then use his sycophant, Bill Barr, the Attorney General, to try to discredit Joe Biden by falsely citing his son for malfeasance during the Ukraine fiasco.  Finally, he will encourage Senator Ron Johnson, one of his other sycophants, to promote Russia’s disinformation agenda against Joe Biden.

In short, Trump and Pence will do anything to survive their re-election, including bribing, cheating, lying, and defaming their opposition.  They will try to disregard our constitution and sabotage our democracy.  We cannot let them do that.  We can no longer stand by and witness this insidious destruction while hoping that Congress will act responsibly.  But they won’t; they won’t even try, so long as we have spineless Republicans controlling our Senate.  No, we must vote all of them out of office before it is too late!

Joe Lyons, Burlington