Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has announced that it will be safe for Americans to vote in person as long as the now-standard COVID-19 precautions are followed.
Fauci told reporters on Thursday, “I think if carefully done according to the guidelines, there’s no reason that I can see why that not be the case.”
As an example of the social distancing methods that can be used to keep people safe while voting, Fauci noted how many supermarkets have marks on the floor.
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“You can do that,” Fauci noted. “If you go and wear a mask, if you observe the physical distancing and don’t have a crowded situation, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to do that.”
Fauci argued that individuals at high-risk of COVID-19 infection, or those paranoid about the virus, can choose to vote by mail.
“There’s no reason why we shouldn’t be able to vote, in person or otherwise,” he concluded.
Doctor Fauci’s made the announcement while negotiations between President Trump and the Democrats are at an impasse over funding for the US Postal Service.
Democrats have been pushing hard for mail-in voting, calling for $25 billion to be allocated to the Postal Service and $3.5 specifically for mail-in voting. So far, negatiations with the Trump Administration have brought the number down to $10 billion.
The COVID-19 ‘pandemic’ has yet to prove itself more deadly than a bad flu season. Despite the best PR efforts of vaccine companies to deny it, it can be cheaply and safely treated with a combination of hydroxychloroquine and zinc, effective in 84% of cases. Nevertheless, for reasons of their own, the Democrats are pushing hard for mail-in voting.
Democrats pushing for mail-in voting anyway
Fauci has been anything but consistent in his appraisal of the pandemic and the measures that should be taken, but his recent comments may be a sign that reality has set in. Over the last few months, the Democrats have used contrary comments of his to support their agenda on mail-in voting.
President Trump said Thursday that blanket, nationwide mail-in voting is off the table without the exorbitant sum that the Dems want to allocate to the Postal Service. That is one of the main sticking points in negotiations over the next COVID-19 relief package.
According to White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, the Democrats’ call for $3.5 billion in extra mail-in voting funding for the Postal Service is “fundamentally unserious.”