In response to a forthcoming vote at an American Amazon facility, the company slammed mail-in ballots as “disenfranchising” voters and advocated for in-person voting as the “best approach to a valid, fair and successful election.”
The hypocritical comments come as workers at Amazon, whose CEO Jeff Bezos is also the owner of The Washington Post, are voting on whether to form a union.
The vote is set to include approximately 6,000 workers from Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama facility.
And even with voting numbers considerably smaller than the 2020 presidential election, Amazon spokesperson Heather Knox insisted that in-person voting was superior to mail-in voting:
“The best approach to a valid, fair and successful election is one that is conducted manually, in-person, making it easy for associates to verify and cast their vote in close proximity to their workplace.”
Amazon’s filing echoed Knox’s anti-mail-in ballot stance, noting that a “mail election could disenfranchise dozens or hundreds of voters because it is imperfect.”
Bezos’ Washington Post, however, took a different stance on mail-in voting regarding the presidential election by publishing a host of pieces peddling a pro-mail-in voting stance including “Five myths about mail-in voting,” “Why arguments that mail-in balloting will undermine the election are wrong,” and “Minuscule number of potentially fraudulent ballots in states with universal mail voting undercuts Trump claims about election risks.”
What’s more, the paper also fact-checked President Trump’s claim that “mail-in ballots will lead to massive electoral fraud and a rigged 2020 election” as patently false, ranking it four out of five Pinocchios.