David Bigio, a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, floated COVID-19 temperature tests as a potential tool to keep Trump voters out of polling stations.
If the voting sites took temperatures before letting people in, would that be a way to keep Trump voters out?
— David I Bigio (@dibigio19) October 27, 2020
For example, during Amy Coney-Barrett’s confirmation hearings, the professor tweeted “it would be very, very convenient if judge Barrett was infected with covid.”
I know it’s not nice to wish covid on anyone, but it would be very, very convenient if judge Barrett was infected with covid. It would halt the confirmation process for awhile.
— David I Bigio (@dibigio19) October 3, 2020
In addition to teaching mechanical engineering, Bigio also serves as Chair of the Teaching Excellence Committee for Clark School of Engineering.