Craig Melvin, co-host of NBC’s “TODAY,” noted Trump has continued to rail against mail-in voting and called it “rife with fraud.” Melvin asked Cuomo what he would tell Americans who are concerned with mail-in voting.
“I don’t get this ‘rife with fraud.’ I think this is a set up. I think the president is frankly anticipating losing on Election Day,” Cuomo said.
He added, “And then we’re going to hear him say ‘oh there was fraud in the election,’ right. The president is always good at establishing a conspiracy. I think that’s the conspiracy he’s setting.”
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Cuomo argued mail-in voting makes “tremendous” sense.
He expressed his concern with Americans lining up to vote in person while the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the nation.
Cuomo claimed mail-in voting has become easier.
“We have now 10 days of voting, so, you can vote mail in a ballot within 10 days,” Cuomo said.
He continued, “And, we also have COVID, fear of COVID, as a legal reason for an absentee ballot. I think that makes the most amount of sense.”
Trump made his critique of mail-in voting widely known when he suggested delaying the election in July, as IJR previously reported.
The president is adamant mail-in voting will result in an unfair election.
In the same interview, Trump threatened to send law enforcement and attorneys to polling places across the nation in efforts to prevent voter fraud.