In the kind of move one would expect in a Third World Banana Republic, the corrupt government term- not the clothing chain, New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo Monday called for National Guard troops under his control to man polling stations on Election Day in New York state. Is that worried about the Trump vote or is he just trying to ensure his ballot harvesting and election fraud plans aren’t interrupted by anyone? Probably both.
The New York Post reports: “During a teleconference with reporters, Cuomo said that ‘the Board of Elections is basically a person-powered, staffing function” and that the June 23 primary elections “showed a lot of issues with the local boards.’ ‘We said to them, ‘Learn from that experience, tell us what you need,’ he said. ‘We can use National Guard personnel to help.’ Cuomo said he’s also prepared to have state and local government employees idled by the coronavirus crisis fill in for poll workers, even though Election Day is among the 12 legal holidays recognized by the Empire State.”
This possible dictatorial move recalls Cuomo’s reticence to deploy the Guard to deal with violent riots in the spring and summer that spead across New York City.
Cuomo May Deploy National Guard to Polling Locations, not to protect the citizens during the riots & looting but to insure the Ballot Harvesting and Stuffing of the ballot boxes Too bad he didn't protect abuelita y abuelito with this much vigor in the nursing homes. SOB.
— ElizabethWarwick (@ElizabethWarwi9) September 22, 2020
This may be the first gambit in an election strategy that seeks to confuse the outcome so much that no one has a clear win on election day. Also, the presence of troops under the control of Cuomo could discourage voter tutnout in areas opposed to his policies. What the troops would be supposedly guarding against is anyone’s guess.
Will Cuomo use these troops for other purposes after the election? He refused to deploy them to protect life and property during violent riots. If races do not go his way in the Empire State, will he forcibly install officials of his own choice?
That may sound very alarmist. Yet, many Democrats are now calling for arson and violence in the light of recent political developments. The president could always federalize the New York National Guard. If so, that could create a military command standoff not seen since the Civil War. As such, this announcement by Cuomo could be the harbinger of a fateful scenario come November.
This piece was written by David Kamioner on September 22, 2020. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.
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