White House counselor Kellyanne Conway threw a huge pot of verbal spaghetti against the wall in trying to justify President Donald Trump’s opposition to mail-in voting, and slipped up at the end by admitting she thinks the process would benefit former Vice President Joe Biden.
On Wednesday morning, Conway gaggled with reporters[…]
She went on to say that absentee voting with a reason is “different from institutionalizing mail-in balloting and pretending, pretending that somehow that is the only safe way that people can exercise their franchise,” an assertion that has not been made in favor of the policy.
“But Kellyanne, there are five states in the country, including Utah, perhaps one of the red states in the country, that vote entirely vote by mail,” NBC News’ Peter Alexander said, and asked “So if it works there, why shouldn’t it work in other places?”
“It depends who’s in charge,” Conway said, appearing to accuse state officials of rigging their own elections.
“So, but again, why are we presuming five months beforehand that people predominantly or exclusively are only going to want and be able to vote by mail?” Conway asked, again misstating the reason for mail-in voting. Then it got strange.
“People very proudly show up and go to the polls. They really are, I mean they wait in line for, at Georgetown Cupcake for an hour to get a cupcake. So I think they can probably wait in line to do something as consequential and critical and constitutionally significant as cast their ballot,” Conway said. Georgetown Cupcake does offer cupcakes by mail.
“And the other thing that concerns me is very simple,” Conway continued, and claimed that “The Democrats don’t like their candidate, they didn’t want Joe Biden to be their nominee, so they’re looking for any which way they can to, to find other methods by which to make him more appealing to the voters, I suppose.”
You can watch the video of Cupcake Conway at the Mediaite link above.