Chinese Communist Party-run media is the Democratic Party’s newest ally in the push for widespread absentee ballot usage in the 2020 election.
Branding Republican opposition to the practice as “a denial of American democracy” after President Trump criticized it on Twitter, analysis from CCP-funded, Beijing-based University of International Business and Economics Professor John Gong in China Global Television Network (CGTN) – a registered “foreign agent” in the U.S. – questions “the big difference between exercising one’s democratic right by physically going to a polling station versus exercising the same right by mailing” and why President Trump is “scared” of the prospect.
“For years, the Republican Party’s entire operation philosophy is based on the hope and wish of minimizing voter turnout for a diminishing American democracy.”
The piece follows an onslaught of coverage on the subject from establishment media outlets including “Will Americans Lose Their Right to Vote in the Pandemic?” and “Trump Steps Up Attacks on Mail Vote, Making False Claims About Fraud” from The New York Times and “Trump’s Phony Claims About ‘Illegal’ Voting in Michigan and Nevada” from The Washington Post. It also mimics the left-wing narrative that Republicans are scheming to suppress votes from “the poor and the less privileged.”
In short, the CCP’s embrace of absentee voting should be a major red flag.