Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarret are back and are opposing President Trump on a key voting issue. This will get ugly.
Look, the Obama’s are going to come out hard in this election – they almost have to with Biden’s bumbling.
Trump will rise to the occasion – he is at his best when facing multiple attacks from a corrupt establishment.
The Dems will hide Biden and use multiple surrogates to attack Trump and Trump will hit back at each and every one. It will be like nothing we have ever seen.
Michelle Obama will throw her support today behind expanding vote-by-mail options, advisers tell Axios, with her voting rights group embracing legislation before Congress amid coronavirus fears.
Why it matters: It’s the first time the celebrity-backed organization has endorsed federal legislation — and it comes as Democrats await the Obamas’ return to the political stage to help Joe Biden.
“There is nothing partisan about striving to live up to the promise of our country; making the democracy we all cherish more accessible; and protecting our neighbors, friends and loved ones as they participate in this cornerstone of American life,” the former first lady said in a statement provided to Axios.
The group will support the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act of 2020 by Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Ron Wyden.
The Obamas were staying mostly on the sidelines of the 2020 election through the Democratic primary season, but they spoke out against the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision preventing the state’s voting deadline from being extended.
Between the lines: “We all saw those lines” of Wisconsin voters putting their health at risk to vote, said adviser and family friend Valerie Jarrett, who is board chair of When We All Vote.
“It was just deeply, profoundly concerning,” Jarrett said.
“Our goal is to just try to make sure we maximize the number of citizens who can participate in that most fundamental and important responsibility.”
The group will encourage people to call or email members of Congress in support of expanded access to vote-by-mail.
Republicans should fight very hard when it comes to state wide mail-in voting. Democrats are clamoring for it. Tremendous potential for voter fraud, and for whatever reason, doesn’t work out well for Republicans. @foxandfriends— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2020