Fox host pushes conspiracy theory that Dr. Fauci conspired with Democrats to use COVID to normalize mail-in voting

Rachel Campos-Duffy: “You will never convince me that that was not coordinated with Fauci and the Democrats”

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Citation From the June 5, 2024, edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends

RACHEL CAMPOS-DUFFY (CO-HOST): Republicans have always liked the idea of voting on Election Day. I don't even like early voting. Unless you are in the military or sick in a hospital somewhere, most Republicans go in person with an I.D. --

LAWRENCE JONES (CO-HOST): On election day.

CAMPOS-DUFFY: -- because they care about that. But COVID, by the way this testimony this week with [Dr. Anthony] Fauci was fascinating to me. Because it's very clear that this whole made up six feet of social distancing was about creating fear, including fear and the justification for not voting in person and creating mass mail-in ballots to become the norm. And Republicans have always resisted that but COVID became the excuse, and you will never convince me that that was not coordinated with Fauci and the Democrats. I believe that. Nonetheless, what Donald Trump is saying, and he said, he warned when they were making these laws, some of them unconstitutionally, that you shouldn't do these mail-in ballots. He was saying this is going to cause a lot of cheating and problems in the election integrity. But, now that this is the law, we got to get on board because we can't change it before the election.