Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker launched into a passionate defense of mail-in voting Thursday that included fiery criticism of President Donald Trump’s recent refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses this fall to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
“A huge part of this nation’s allure, to the extent it exists, is the peaceful transmission of power based on the vote of people in this country,” Baker said. “Mail-in balloting has been with us forever, and that peaceful transfer of power is what the people of this country rely on when they go to vote.”
“It is appalling and outrageous that anyone would suggest for a minute that if they lose an election they’re not going to leave — period,” he added. “I know that I speak, I am sure, for the vast majority of elected officials in the united States of America when I say that.” [Continue reading…]