The warning that democracy is in danger President Joe Biden called on Americans Wednesday night to cast their vote in the upcoming midterm elections to speak out against violence, lies, and the dangerous “ultra MAGA” election disruptors who seek to “succeed in the same way they fell short” in sabotage the 2020 elections.
After weeks of positive talks about the economy of America and the rise of inflation, Biden turned to a more profound, more urgent message, stating in the last days of midterm elections that the country’s governance system is under threat by former President Donald Trump’s anti-election falsehoods and violent actions Biden claimed they provoke.
Particularly referring to the attack last Friday on House President Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Biden stated that Donald Trump’s untrue accusations of a stolen election have “fueled the alarming increase in violent and intimidation of voters in the last two years.”
The president’s speech was centred on the ritual of voting and the count of the votes. It was a plea to Americans to stop focusing on the heated rhetoric that has raised the fear of violence in politics and questioned the legitimacy of elections. Biden played the roles of an elected president fighting for the principles of democracy and a Democrat seeking to improve his party’s chances against Republicans.
He also criticized the countless candidates who have lied about the outcome of the 2020 election and are now refusing to commit to accepting the result of the midterm elections to come.
Workers across the country have been unsure whether they should return to work due to increased intimidation and harassment in the lead-up to Election Day. At least five individuals have been arrested on federal charges for harassing employees when early voting is getting started.
Reports of people observing the ballot boxes of Arizona, often with guns and wearing vests with ballistic protection, have raised serious questions about the intimidation of voters. Election officials across the country are preparing for confrontations at polling places. Many people who believe in conspiracy theories have signed on as poll watchers for partisans.
The Biden campaign stressed that this is the first election at the federal level following the Capitol incident and Trump’s attempts to invalidate the presidential election in 2020; Biden called on voters to vote against candidates who have rejected the outcome of the vote that even Trump’s administration claimed to be unaffected of corruption or fraud.
Biden made his speech at Washington’s Union Station, blocks from the US Capitol, just six days before the deadline for voting in November. Eight and more over 27 million Americans have already cast ballots.
In the lead-up to the speech, US Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger stated that he’d studied the incident that targeted Pelosi’s husband. He believes the current political climate demands more significant resources and security for lawmakers in Congress following a dramatic increase in threats against lawmakers since the Capitol violence. He also requested to stop the bizarre conspiracy theories swirling about the incident.
The remarks were made when many candidates falsely claimed that the election was not legitimate. President’s elections have been placed on the ballot across the nation, with several candidates set in the race to take on key posts in the supervision of elections.
Contrary to the remarks in September, which received critique from certain quarters for being financed by taxpayers, Biden’s Wednesday night talk was given by the Democratic National Committee.