Donald Trump is on a vicious campaign to curb mail-in voting. There’s never been a more blatant or corrupt power grab by a sitting president facing re-election, and his administration is fully behind him on it.
Press Sec. Kayleigh McEnany: "I voted absentee. The President's voted absentee. He's always been for voting absentee for a reason." pic.twitter.com/kqKXdVfrMp
— The Hill (@thehill) August 13, 2020
Of course, both Donald Trump and his White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany voted by mail-in ballot, or absentee ballot which is the same thing, during the 2018 midterms. Neither likes to be reminded of this fact, particularly when they’re trying to convince everyone how “dangerous” and “fraudulent” mail-in voting is.
Trump has said, however, that he voted in Florida, which has “a good system” for mail-in voting. Of course, Florida is a red state. The Trump campaign has also been telling their voters to be sure to mail in their ballots in plenty of time, so it seems mail-in ballots aren’t dangerous for everyone.
Mail-in ballots, including universal mail-in ballots, are standard practice in some states and yet only .0004 percent of all mail-in ballots have ever been determined to be fraudulent. Trump knows the basic truth that higher voter turnout tends to favor Democrats over Republicans, and claims that Democrats are likely to stuff ballot boxes or mail in other people’s ballots – they’ve even accused Dems of voting in their dogs’ names – are simply false. Trump is afraid to lose in an election where his poll numbers are abysmal, and that’s the only reason he’s on this campaign to defund the postal system.
Twitter wasn’t buying the lie, either. Read some of their comments below: