When President Trump suggested it, he was a wannabe tyrant, if you listened to the media. When liberal New Zealand actually did it, all we heard from the media was crickets.
The New York Times Australia reports:
New Zealand on Monday said it would postpone its national election by four weeks as a cluster of new coronavirus cases continued to spread through the city of Auckland despite a lockdown.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who has the sole authority to determine when people cast ballots, said she had consulted with all the major parties before delaying the vote, originally scheduled for Sept. 19, to Oct. 17.
It should come as no surprise that Ardern, a leftist, hasn’t come in for the same criticism that President Trump did when he suggested a similar course.
As the Times also noted:
New Zealand’s election is far from the first to be postponed because of the pandemic. Hong Kong cited the virus in delaying by a year a Legislative Council vote; more than a dozen U.S. states moved the date of their primaries, as did New York City. And though President Trump floated the idea of delaying the general election, he was promptly shut down by members of Congress and his own party.
Trump, as he often does, was considering an idea openly without endorsing it, but that’s not allowed in the media’s world – unless you’re on the left.
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