Thomas Joseph Ridge is an American politician, former Republican governor, assistant to the president for Homeland Security, and the first United States Secretary of Homeland Security.
With an ongoing global pandemic and a national election five months away, many state election officials are looking to expand mail-in voting as an alternative to waiting in line at polling locations. As co-chair of the new bipartisan group called VoteSafe, Tom Ridge, a former Republican governor and the nation's first Secretary of Homeland Security, is advocating for safe in-person voting and the expansion of voting by mail. This week, President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr made unverified claims that foreign actors could tamper with mail-in ballots. Ridge tells CBS News' political correspondent Caitlin Huey-Burns why the president's claims are simply false and why Trump should be encouraging absentee ballots if he wants to win re-election. Ridge says he's confident in this November's election, despite efforts of foreign interference.
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Birthdate
Aug 26th, 1945
Episode Count
1
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
29 minutes, 51 seconds
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 876176