Other countries that are less developed than the United States manage to conduct their elections in one day and announce the results immediately
Billionaire and Twitter/X owner, Elon Musk, is calling for greater election security and the requirement of voter ID, things that conservatives have been demanding for years now.
The consensus among people on the right is that relaxed voting laws, ballot harvesting and mail-in ballots were largely the reason why Biden was able to ‘win’ the 2020 election.
Musk is not necessarily a conservative, he is just embraces common sense, but this is one of the reasons why the left has turned on him.
Breitbart News reports:
Elon Musk Demands Election Security: Lack of Voter ID Laws ‘Insane’
X CEO Elon Musk is taking a public stand for stricter U.S. voting laws, calling for mandatory in-person voting requiring identification across all 50 states in multiple comments on his social media site.
The tech mogul has recently made multiple posts on the matter, writing on Monday that it is “insane” to be able to vote without providing official identification.
“In the USA, you don’t need [a] government-issued ID to vote, and you can mail in your ballot,” he wrote. “This is insane.”
Other countries that are less developed than the United States manage to conduct their elections in one day and announce the results immediately.
There is no reason why America can’t do the same.
TV Ignores Issues & Rivals, Fixates on Bashing Trump – MRC
As actual voting is set to begin in the 2024 presidential election, a new study by the Media Research Center (MRC) finds the three broadcast evening newscasts’ fixation with bashing Donald Trump has meant both his fellow candidates and substantive policy issues have been shunted to the sidelines.
MRC analysts looked at all coverage of the Republican candidates on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts from January 1 through December 31, 2023, including weekends. Among the key findings:
■ In 2023, Trump received 1,192 minutes of evening news airtime, or 79% of all GOP candidate coverage. Top challengers Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley were far behind, with 166 and 35 minutes of airtime last year, respectively.
■ The networks trashed Trump with ferociously hostile coverage: 91% negative, vs. just 9% positive (scroll to read methodology). DeSantis and Haley fared better, but neither received more good press than bad. Coverage of DeSantis was 73% negative vs. 27% positive; Haley’s press was split down the middle: 50% negative and 50% positive.
■ Campaign trail discussion of substantive issues such as the economy, immigration and abortion were buried under an avalanche of media attention to Trump’s legal cases. The evening newscasts devoted 992 minutes to Trump’s various legal problems in 2023, eight times more than was spent on all policy issues combined (121 minutes).
No Interest in Policy: For voters, the value of a lengthy presidential campaign is to hear the candidates explain how they would deal with the problems of the country if they were to become President. That’s what gives elections meaning, and what gives winning candidates a mandate to act once in office.
But that’s not what voters are getting from the media this time around. By far, the most coverage has accrued to various legal cases surrounding Trump: Special Counsel Jack Smith’s case related to January 6 (290 minutes); Smith’s indictment of Trump for allegedly mishandling government documents (224 minutes); the so-called “hush money” case brought by Manhattan’s Democratic D.A., Alvin Bragg (172 minutes); and the Georgia election case brought by Democratic D.A. Fani Willis (132 minutes).
Each of these cases drew more network evening news airtime than all of the policy discussions involving these candidates in all of 2023 (just 121 minutes). Overall, Trump’s legal cases drew 992 total minutes of coverage last year, eight times more than was allocated to the GOP candidates’ discussion of policy matters.
There’s no question the investigations and indictments of Trump are a big news story. But the media have made the choice to cover those legal issues instead of covering the crucial issues that will face the next President, when they could be giving at least equivalent coverage to both the legal challenges facing the candidate and the policy challenges facing the country.
Elections have always been about the future. But it might be hard for voters to see a clear choice about what lies ahead in the next four years when the dominant media discussion has been about legal dramas rooted in the past.