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CAIR Condemns President Trump’s Fascist Attack on Vote by Mail, U.S. Postal Service

Trump admits he is purposefully blocking funding of postal service to stop mail-in votes 

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned President Trump for his “unapologetically fascist and unconstitutional attack on the American people" following his admission that he is purposefully blocking additional funding for the U.S. Postal Service to increase its capacity to handle the expected surge in voting by mail this November. 

Yesterday during a Fox Business News interview, Trump admitted that his administration is stalling congressional negotiations on the next COVID-19 relief package because it includes Democratic-backed provisions to increase funding to assist the U.S. Postal Service’s processing of election mail. Without that additional money, the postal service will not be able to handle the expected increase in mail-in ballots.   

WATCH: Trump vows to block stimulus funding for mail-in voting and USPS 

Trump said on “Mornings with Maria”: “They need that money in order to have the post office work so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots.” He added, “If they don’t get those two items, that means you can’t have universal mail-in voting because they’re not equipped to have it.” 

In a statement CAIR Director of Government Affairs Robert S. McCawsaid: 

American Muslims condemn in the strongest possible terms President Trump’s unapologetically fascist and unconstitutional attack on the American people and the U.S. Postal Service’s ability to process mail-in ballots this November.  

Trump’s blatant attempt to undermine voting-by-mail attacks the very foundation of American democracy and reveals his clear fear of having an open, free and fair election. 

Regardless of how Trump tries to prevent Americans from voting this upcoming general election, the people will prevail in deciding who will lead our nation out of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a grassroots civil rights and advocacy group. CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

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