2020-08-17 11:56:26

Donald Trump's Plan to "Steal This Election" & Voting No on the Democratic Platform

As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls lawmakers back from summer recess for an urgent vote this week to stop changes at the U.S. Postal Service that could interfere with the upcoming election, we speak with California Congressmember Ro Khanna, who says millions of ballots could be at risk of going uncounted.

"That, in my view, is a deliberate strategy to try to disqualify millions of votes and for the president to try to steal this election," says Khanna.

President Trump recently admitted he's working to undermine the Postal Service in order to make it harder to vote by mail in November for the election.

Protests took place this weekend outside the homes of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy — a major Trump donor — who has instituted changes at the USPS that have slowed mail delivery and led to a days-long backlog in many parts of the United States, and the Postal Service sent letters to 46 states and Washington, D.C., warning that all mail-in ballots may not get delivered in time for voting.

Then, as the Democratic National Convention kicks off virtually in Milwaukee, Democratic Congressmember Ro Khanna says he will be voting no on the Democratic platform because it does not support Medicare for All. Khanna, who served as national co-chair of Senator Bernie Sanders's 2020 presidential campaign, says ensuring universal healthcare is crucial for the Democratic Party, especially during a pandemic.

"I am very enthusiastic about supporting Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to defeat Donald Trump, but I cannot vote for this platform that does not have universal healthcare as a right," says Khanna.

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