Even as the occupier of the White House is continuing to act exactly as dictators in history have acted just prior to extinguishing democratic governments, including baldly telegraphing that he will declare himself the winner on election night before all mail-in votes are counted, Democrats without medical or age-related vulnerabilities plan to mail their ballots in, when early in-person or drop-off voting is now almost universally available.
A Vietnam vet friend who had the nerve to suggest on social media that those who can safely vote early should do that in order to make room for the ballots of those who must vote by mail, was pilloried in literally every comment by his liberal and progressive friends.
We do not have to be lemmings following one another into an obvious trap.
We still have time to win this election by using the sensible strategy of voting early and in-person, in no small part to ensure that the ballots of those who must vote by mail are not delayed.
Those who must vote by mail need to know that their vote will not be delayed by a totally unnecessary crush of mail (that Trump may be counting on) but will instead arrive on time and be counted.
There is just too much at stake this year to stubbornly refuse to adjust strategy. We can still educate our voters while we have time.