Trump Changes Course, Says Florida’s Mail-in Ballots are ‘Safe and Secure’

President Donald Trump made a change of course on Tuesday, saying that some mail-in voting is safe. Trump’s remark came in a surprising tweet on Tuesday after he has spent the past few months calling mail-in ballots untrustworthy and corrupt.

Trump also seemed to suggest that “vote by mail” and “absentee voting” are the same thing, writing on Twitter, “Whether you call it Vote by Mail or Absentee Voting, in Florida the election system is safe and secure, tried and true. Florida’s voting system has been cleaned up (we defeated Democrats attempts at change), so in Florida I encourage all to request a Ballot [and] Vote by Mail!”

Trump voted by mail in Florida’s primary election and he has defended that move, saying, “I have to do an absentee because I’m voting in Florida, and I happen to be President. I live in that very beautiful house over there that’s painted white.”

During a press conference on Tuesday, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany stressed that Trump still believes mail-in voting is different than absentee voting.

She added, “He’s been unmistakably clear that when you have this mass mail-out voting, like what Nevada wants to do, the consequences are real.”

When a reporter noted that mail-in voting fraud is rare and noted that McEnany and the president both vote by mail, the press secretary responded, “With regards to the absentee system, that’s right and there is ample evidence of fraud.”

Trump has claimed that “there is no way (ZERO!) that mail-in ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent.”

He has said that “mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged and even illegally printed out and fraudulently signed.”

Additionally, Trump has said that vote-by-mail is so dangerous that he suggested the idea of delaying the election over the practice.

Responses

  1. Nothing illogical about our current President except that the media makes him look so and people are too lazy to look beyond them.

  2. Trump hasn’t changed course he simply indicted that Florida had done its job and he could attest to that. Voter fraud is prevalent in almost all states even though the democrats won’t admit it, It’s easy enough to look up. Calm down little angry General you are nobody here we all can have our say.

  3. “No they are NOT safe and secure.” Kathy

    Kathy is confused.

    Of course they are safe and secure. We have used mail-in voting since the 1860s, so we’re good.

    There is so little voter fraud in this country that it CAN NOT affect the results. However, immature and unfounded TALK and ACCUSATIONS about voter fraud is through the roof!

  4. “until the virus crisis the country was experiencing the best economy in 30 years” Fltflyer

    I am confused.

    Are we supposed to be impressed with either your wit or wisdom, whichever this was supposed to be?

    After the Trump Virus pandemic started (and which immediately got mishandled by Dear Leader’s MASSIVE incompetence), what are we supposed to do? Cheer for the distant past? What good is doing that going to do for us TODAY, with a 1,000 deaths each day?

    How’s the economy working out NOW, Charles?

  5. Phylliphilis
    You can not be THAT naive. Was going to say intentionally stupid because that how you sound. As Fltflyer said the economy was doing unbelievably well because unlike the previous president he was running the country like a business not a cash cow as the Obamas did. Biden has no hope of finishing 4 years if he tricked his way into the WH.

  6. Hey SyPhillis up until the virus crisis the country was experiencing the best economy in 30 years. If that’s illogical I’ll take it and as many more years of it as I can get.

  7. Do we really want a President who after a month in office will be declared unfit due to dementia under the 25th amendment by his own party.

  8. Do we really want 4 more years of wacko world? Do Trumpers really want to defend the illogical for 4 more years? Make America Sane Again.

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