Expensify is a software company that develops systems for businesses to file their expenses. The CEO, David Barrett, sent an email to 10 million customers Thursday night urging them to vote for Biden. He stressed that not voting for him and voting for anyone else or not voting at all would be “a vote against democracy” and said America is headed to civil war if Biden loses.
He opened the email by saying, “I know you don’t want to hear this from me. And I guarantee I don’t want to say it. But we are facing an unprecedented attack on the foundations of democracy itself. If you are a US citizen, anything less than a vote for Biden is a vote against democracy. That’s right, I’m saying a vote for Trump, a vote for a third-party candidate, or simply not voting at all – they’re all the same, and they all mean: “I care more about my favorite issue than democracy. I beleive Trump winning is moer important than democracy. I am comfortable standing aside and allowing democracy to be be methodically dismantled, in plain sight.” If the polls are accurate, there’s a roughly 50% that you agree Trump needs to go. You know what to do: show up on November 3rd and vote for Biden.”
He then explained that the rest of the email would be to answer hypothetical questions the customers may have in regards to the email. Questions like “What gives you the right to tell me what to do?” or “But you’re a company, shouldn’t you remain neutral?” or “Don’t you think you’re exaggerating a bit?”He explained that no he doesn’t think he’s exaggerating and said the first amendment gives him the right to say what he is saying. He fears that his company could not survive another 4 years of Trump and that if Biden loses, so will his company.
He accused Trump of voter suppression even though Trump has been calling out the very real threat of voter fraud, which is actual voter suppression. Examples of voter fraud and it’s potential have been seen in several states in the last few months. President Trump is worried about a fair election and he’s worried that the American people won’t get to cast their votes fairly. Whether Trump wins or loses, he wants Americans to vote safely and securely. Mail-in voting is the opposite of that.
Sources: The Blaze, Bloomberg; Photo-The Business Journals