Remember when Trump, in his unfounded ravings about election problems, kept insisting that mail-in voting would cause delays in the counting? He said we would not know the outcome of the Nov. 3 presidential election for weeks, months or even years. “You know what? You’re not going to know this — possibly, if you really did it right — for months or for years,” he said. “Because these ballots are all going to be lost, they’re all going to be gone.”
That’s one of the unhinged president’s ploys — to insist that the election process is deeply flawed, throwing doubt on the results, so he can take his case to the Supreme Court and have the justices decide who the next president should be.
But all these claims appear to be backfiring on Trump. Here’s how the prolific political commentator and podcast host Brian Tyler Cohen put it in a tweet on Thursday:
“I can’t get over the fact that Trump’s whole ham-handed plan was to convince everyone that our votes would be stalled and unwittingly ensured that everyone would vote as early as possible and now Election Day is still 19 days away but 17 MILLION PEOPLE have already voted.”
Yes, it’s completely plausible that voters, and Joe Biden supporters particularly, took Trump’s warnings as a cue to vote early. It might also be that a blue tsunami is forming, and people fed up with the chaos and incompetence of the Trump regime want, as soon as possible, to correct the huge mistake that was made in 2016. There’s a lot of anger among Americans whose lives have been disrupted by the pandemic; they blame Trump for prolonging the negative effects with his mismanagement and continuing dereliction. For those Americans, voting is therapeutic or, more than that, it’s like what Trump said of the treatment he received for his coronavirus infection: “It wasn’t just therapeutic, it made me better. I call that a cure.”
Yes, a cure. Voting is a cure for the affliction called Trump.
When I put my ballot in a drop-off box near the Baltimore Museum of Art the other day, I felt as Trump did after his stay at Walter Reed: “Good immediately.”