Trump Threatens to ‘Hold up Funds’ to States That Send out Mail-In Ballots

President Donald Trump is letting state governments know that he firmly believes they should not be sending out mail-in ballots to residents.

“State of Nevada ‘thinks’ that they can send out illegal vote by mail ballots, creating a great Voter Fraud scenario for the State and the U.S.,” Trump said in a tweet on Wednesday morning.

He added, “They can’t! If they do, ‘I think’ I can hold up funds to the State. Sorry, but you must not cheat in elections.”

Nevada officials moved to an all mail-in primary election ahead of the state’s June 9 primary. 

Trump also blasted Michigan officials for sending out millions of mail-in ballot applications — though he implied they had sent out the actual ballots.

Trump wrote, “Breaking: Michigan sends absentee ballots to 7.7 million people ahead of Primaries and the General Election. This was done illegally and without authorization by a rogue Secretary of State.”

“I will ask to hold up funding to Michigan if they want to go down this Voter Fraud path!” he added.

Trump’s comments come as states are looking to expand mail-in voting, or switch to an all mail-in ballot election, due to health concerns over COVID-19.

On Tuesday, Michigan’s Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said all of the state’s registered voters would receive mail-in ballot applications ahead of the state’s elections in August in November to allow them to vote from home.

Benson responded to Trump’s tweet on Wednesday to point out that the state had simply sent out applications, not ballots.

“We sent applications, not ballots. Just like my GOP colleagues in Iowa, Georgia, Nebraska and West Virginia,” Benson wrote on Twitter.

Trump has repeatedly railed against mail-in voting. In April, he tweeted, “Republicans should fight very hard when it comes to statewide mail-in voting. Democrats are clamoring for it.”

“Tremendous potential for voter fraud, and for whatever reason, doesn’t work out well for Republicans,” he added.

Despite Trump’s warning that mail-in ballots increase the chances for fraud, studies have found that historically has not been the case. While there have been some cases of alleged fraud, studies have shown that there are very few instances where fraud was committed compared to the millions of ballots that were cast. 

Responses

  1. The best thing Democrats have going for them this November is the trumpster himself. The best he can do for himself is resign, have wall flower ( pence ) pardon him for all his sins.

  2. Oh BS. “Studies have shown….” You can hire someone to make a study show whatever the hell you want it to show. Obviously a mail-in ballot offers a plethora of new potentials for fraud. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know that. Ballots from some will get mysteriously “lost” like those Chinese doctors who spoke out about COVID-19 while ballots from others can easily multiply. There is no way to verify that the ballot that is returned is from the actual voter, anyone could complete it. You’re going to have a ton of Democrats canvassing all of the nursing homes and senior care facilities to get ballots from millions of elderly people who think that Nixon is still the President. The reason that the mail in system seemingly works now is that it is severely limited as to who can use it and those votes are not tallied until after the election so that they only become material if an election is extremely close. Opening it up to the entire nation is just a recipe for disaster waiting to happen. The primaries are one thing but the general election should be in-person voting. We can social distance in a voting line just like we do at the grocery store line. You have six months to get disinfecting wipes, masks and plexi glass shields to all of the polling places to keep the poll workers safe.

    1. There hasn’t been a bit of research that has shown there are such illegal votes going on. Trump claimed “millions” in 2016, and wild eyed conservative propagandists cranked out stories about liberals being bused from Vermont into New Hampshire to vote (lies repeated by liars such as Stephen Miller and Donald Trump), but these conservotard urban legends have never had the slightest support by evidence. There’s been no prosecution of fraudulent voters, not at any time, beyond a few dozen people every year. When we’ve got over 100 million voting.

  3. The most corrupt, self serving ABSOLUTE ASS HOLE president on full display.

    This despicable bastard, who has ZERO authority to prevent the mailing of applications for mail in ballots by the states, is more toxic, useless, and worthless than a mountain of raw cesspool sludge.

    He IS the greatest threat to our Constitutional, Democratic, Rule Of Law way of governance.

    He is an absolute traitor and should be hung for betraying America to himself: a wannabe tyrant and demigod.

    He is the most venomous and vilest scum in our history

    1. Waaahh. You sure cry a lot. I voted last week in a primary. Walked into the polling place and voted

    2. You’re an idiot. He is not the one trying to change 200+ years of election history overnight.

      1. You trumphucklicans don’t give a rat’s for election history. You KNOW your shit candidates wlll LOSE if mail-in voting happens. THE NEVER ENDING ASS HOLE trumpukeisakiller sure as hell knows it.

    3. You’re wrong Johnny BOY. It’s the Democrats who are pieces of Butt-Waste.

          1. My Lord no friend of mine 6 replies in 6 minutes makes you a TRIGGERED SNOWFLAKE.
            Do try to remove the burr that’s up your ass scooter.

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