Never in history has a president actively attacked an election as fraudulent before the election has even happened, and no president has raised concerns about mail-in voting, a practice that Americans have participated in literally since voting began in this country. Donald Trump, down abysmally in the polls, wants to convince everyone he can that the election is being stolen from him, even if it means lying through his teeth.
For the record, there will be approximately 80 million mail-in ballots cast in the 2020 presidential elections, but that number is across states as a total of all mail-in votes, including those from red states, as well as military members overseas. Universal mail-in voting is only legal in nine states and only five of those have adopted the practice during COVID-19. In 34 states, voters can cite COVID-19 fears as a reason to cast a mail-in ballot, and in 25 of those states, voters must complete an application requesting a ballot. None of what Trump is saying about absentee or mail-in votings (which are the same thing) is true.
No matter how many times Trump attacks the process for voting in this country, processes that have been in place since long before he arrived on the political scene, mail-in ballots will not be the reason he loses, if he loses. The reason that might happen is him.
Twitter wasn’t buying Trump’s repeatedly debunked claims. Read some of their comments below:
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