As mainstream media outlets across America write positive coverage about the Lincoln Project‘s ads attacking President Trump and the organization’s belief that “Trump and those who sign onto Trumpism are a clear and present danger,” another media source is promoting the group: Chinese Communist Party propaganda outlets.
China Global Television Network (CGTN) and China Daily — both deemed by the State Department as foreign agents — are operated by the Communist Chinese Party and have frequently voiced support for the group, as reported by the National Pulse.
Ceng Jing, editor for CGTN, wrote an op-ed piece detailing the group’s founding, purpose, and advertising campaigns with ads that play constantly on news channels and Youtube pages across America.
“A group known as the Lincoln Project has produced dozens of hit videos that quickly reached millions of views on Twitter and Youtube,” the communist Chinese publication editor wrote. “The videos’ success at ridiculing the American president, from his failure at handling the coronavirus pandemic to his sluggish walk down the ramp at West Point, has established the group as a leading voice in the online political crusade against Trump.”
The Lincoln Project is made of supposed Republicans seeking to defeat Donald Trump at the ballot box — going so far as to pledge their support for Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
The National Pulse also notes how the Chinese outlets are using the Lincoln Project’s attacks to distance China from taking responsibility for the pandemic.
CGTN writes that “the [Lincoln Project] puts the spotlight on Trump’s comments at the beginning of the pandemic in reaction to the delay in COVID-19 testing: “I don’t take responsibility at all.”
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New York’s Democratic party is battling over the constitutionality of voter laws. On December 9, the New York City Council will vote on a law to allow green-card holders and residents with work permits to vote in municipal elections.
“Around 808,000 New York City residents who have work permits or are lawful permanent residents would be eligible to vote under the legislation, which has the support of 34 of 51 council members, a veto-proof majority” reports Fox News.
“It’s important for the Democratic Party to look at New York City and see that when voting rights are being attacked, we are expanding voter participation,” Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, a sponsor of the bill and Democrat who represents the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, told the New York Times. Rodriguez immigrated from the Dominican Republic and became a U.S. citizen in 2000.
Laura Wood, Chief Democracy Officer for the mayor’s office, said at a hearing on the bill in September that the law could violate the New York State Constitution, which states that voters must be U.S. citizens age 18 or older.
Mayor Bill de Blasio indicated he could veto the bill following the September hearing.
“We’ve done everything that we could possibly get our hands on to help immigrant New Yorkers—including undocumented folks—but…I don’t believe it is legal,” de Blasio told WNYC radio at the time.
Mayor-elect Eric Adams, however, submitted testimony to the September hearing in favor of the bill. “In a democracy, nothing is more fundamental than the right to vote and to say who represents you and your community in elected office…Currently, almost one million New Yorkers are denied this foundational right.”
The legislation was first introduced two years ago, but had not yet gained traction due to the legal concerns.
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