President Donald Trump is suggesting the most prominent issue facing the American electoral system is not foreign; it is right here in the United States, and it is universal mail-in voting.
During his press briefing on Wednesday, Trump argued Democrats are the biggest threat to Democracy as they are pushing for nationwide mail-in voting.
“Now they want to take it countrywide mail-in voting. It’s going to be the greatest fraud in the history of elections,” Trump said.
He added, “When you always talk about Russia, Russia, Russia, China, Iran on voting, your biggest problem is going to be with the Democrats, not with China, Russia, and Iran.”
Check out his comments below:
President Trump on universal mail-in voting:— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 12, 2020
"It's going to be the greatest fraud in the history of elections… Your biggest problem is going to be with the Democrats, not with China, Russia and Iran." pic.twitter.com/TtJdJGhtLV
Trump launched his attack on universal mail-in voting when he floated the idea of delaying the 2020 presidential election, as IJR previously reported.
He claimed if Americans choose to vote using this system, it will be the most “fraudulent” and “inaccurate” election in history.
Speaking with reporters at the White House on July 31, Trump said mail-in voting could delay election results for “weeks, months, maybe years,” as IJR previously reported.
Trump seemed to have changed his tone surrounding mail-in voting when he called Florid’s mail-in ballots “safe and secure, tried and true.”
While he approves of Florida’s voting system, the president and his re-election campaign are suing the state of Nevada for a bill that would automatically send ballots to registered voters calling it unconstitutional.
Despite Trump’s critique of mail-in voting, governors have testified it works in their states.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) also expressed his approval for mail-in voting during an Oval Office meeting with Trump on Sunday.
According to Ducey, Arizona has “established a system that works and can be trusted.”