In a message to the populace, US President Joe Biden emphasized the importance of their votes in the upcoming midterm elections.
The outcome of the upcoming elections will determine the future of democracy said the senior official. Six days before the country’s electorate cast their ballots, he sent the stern warning. Several people declared they would not be voting in the midterm elections. It then raised concerns for the Democratic Party. The president and his party would face a challenge if the odds shifted in favor of the Republicans.
“We can’t take democracy for granted any longer. Yet, as I stand here today, candidates are running for every level of office in America. For governor, for Congress, for attorney general, for secretary of state who won’t commit to accepting the results of the elections they’re in. That is the path to chaos in America. It’s unprecedented. And it’s unlawful. And it is un-American,” Biden said.
Biden blaming Trump
Pro-Trump supporters brought up numerous issues following the presidential election. They casted doubt on the outcome. Biden, however, asserts that Trump relentlessly promoted the web of lies, saying that the ruling party rigged the elections. This poses a threat to democracy.
“This intimidation, this violence against Democrats, Republicans and non-partisan officials just doing their jobs. This is the consequence of lies told for power and profit, lies of conspiracy and malice. They are lies repeated over and over to generate a cycle of anger, hate, vitriol and even violence,” Biden added.
“At this moment, we must confront those lies with the truth. The very future of our nation depends on it. American democracy is under attack because the defeated former president refuses to accept the will of the people,” he said.
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To end violence
Biden called for the abolition of violence in his speech. The Democratic National Committee also endorsed the president’s call for nonviolence. In addition, the Democratic Party assured the public that they would work to improve the nation’s economic conditions if they won this election.
Paul Pelosi was involved in an altercation that served as the backdrop for Biden’s speech. Sources claim that the attacker committed the crime because he thought Biden rigged the most recent national elections. In his speech, Biden emphasized the importance of forgoing violence in favor of a calm, organized election.
“I believe the voices excusing or calling for violence and intimidation are a distinct minority in America,” Biden said.
Supporters of Biden applauded the president for raising the issue. The president’s advisers claim that Biden’s speech was crucial to the Democratic Party’s push for discussions on democracy. Moreover, Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign strongly emphasized defending the country and advancing democracy. Therefore, bringing this up before the midterm elections would encourage support from voters.
“How can you say that you care about democracy when you deny the existence of a win? The only way you could win is either you win or the other guy cheated. This has not happened since the Civil War. It sounds like hyperbole, but it hadn’t happened since then, as bad as it is now,” Biden said at an event in Florida.