The motto for The New York Times in the Trump era has been "Truth. It's more important now than ever." In their fervor for a new Biden era, you can already see the motto slipping. Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon noticed Times columnist Thomas Friedman went on CNN's Cuomo Prime Time on Monday night and advocated people move into the state of Georgia just to elect two Democrats to the U.S. Senate in two January 5 runoff elections. Moving in to vote, and then moving out? That's voter fraud.
CNN's resident Cuomo told Friedman "we have more people standing in line for food in this country than we have in decades. I mean, we're talking about since the Great Depression." So he expressed doubt about GOP intentions: "These guys are holding on to Trump's coattails thinking what, he's going to run again in four years or something like that, I mean what's the chance that we get the kinds of action we need to get past this pandemic?"
FRIEDMAN: You can sit back, Chris, and say, "Well it's actually good if you have divided government." Everyone has skin in the game, OK? And then maybe they'll want to cooperate more. But what is McConnell telling us? He's not - he wants his - your scalp in the game, OK? That's what he wants. He's already telling us he's going to try to do to Biden what he did to Obama.
And what that means is, I hope - I hope everybody moves to Georgia, you know, in the next month or two, registers to vote, and votes for these two Democratic senators, running against incidentally two Georgia senators, both of whom were investigated for what? For getting a briefing on the Coronavirus and then selling stocks before the public was aware of that information, both of them were investigated for that.
Then, with a complete lack of self-awareness, Friedman worried we had a war between the "truth-tellers" (Friedman and everyone pushing Trump to quit) and "truth-deniers." So Mr. Truth Teller is saying his side should commit fraud....for the Truth Tellers.
Anderson reported Georgia election law does not include a length-of-residency requirement in order to vote in the state. It does, however, prohibit prospective voters from "residing in the state briefly with the intention just to vote and then move away."
"You do not have to establish residency for a period of time before an election in order to qualify to vote, but you do have to establish intent to remain a resident," Honest Elections Project executive director Jason Snead told the Washington Free Beacon. "You can't bus yourself in, register at the Holiday Inn, vote, and then leave two days later. That would clearly constitute fraud."