With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2020
The ineffective incumbent Donald Trump has called for the postponment of November’s U.S. presidential election, tweeting today that increased postal voting could lead to fraud and inaccurate results, with no evidence whatsoever.
He suggested a delay until people can “properly, securely and safely” vote. Trump has long railed against mail-in voting, claiming its susceptible to fraud. US states employ postal voting in a bid to make it easier for people amid ongoing public health concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump tweeted “universal mail-in voting” would make November’s vote the “most inaccurate and fraudulent election in history” and a “great embarrassment to the USA“. Six US states were planning to hold “all-mail” ballot elections in November including California, Utah, Hawaii, Colorado, Oregon and Washington.
Critics of postal voting argue people could vote more than once via absentee ballots and in person. Trump has in the past said there was a risk of “thousands and thousands of people sitting in somebody’s living room, signing ballots all over the place“.However, there is no evidence of fraud, according to numerous nationwide and state-level studies.