Trump Insists Mail-In Voting Could Delay Election Results for ‘Weeks, Months, Maybe Years’

President Donald Trump is sounding off again with his concerns about mail-in voting as he is suggesting a New York district’s real results of the election will never be determined.

Speaking with reporters at the White House on Friday, Trump mentioned the primary election for New York’s 12th Congressional District. According to Trump, the results of the election are still undecided.

The New York district mentioned found itself without the primary election results over a month after its Election Day. It is “at the center of this mess is a massive influx of mail-in ballots,” as The Washington Post reports.

“They’re never going to have the result of that election — never the correct result,” Trump told reporters, according to The Washington Times. “Thousands and thousands of ballots are missing.”

According to Trump, the United States could risk facing a larger problem if mail-in voting is expanded as he suggested election delays could take “weeks, months, maybe years” to determine.

The president also believes the election could be rigged.

“You won’t know the election result for weeks, months, maybe years after,” Trump said of mail-in voting at a national scale, adding, “Maybe you’ll never know the election results, and that’s what I’m concerned with. It’ll be fixed. It’ll be rigged. This will be catastrophic for our nation.”

Trump’s latest remarks about mail-in voting follow a string of previous concerns and tweets about the possibility of voter fraud despite there being no evidence of widespread voter fraud. In fact, on Thursday, Trump even suggested delaying the election due to his concerns about mail-in voting, as previously reported on IJR.

However, Trump’s remarks raise concerns about the circulation of misinformation regarding the upcoming election.

An assessment — compiled by the Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Arm, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency — was released on Friday with details about the possibility of foreign threats that could contribute to the upcoming election being compromised.

According to CNN, the assessment appears to contradict Trump’s claims insisting “threat actors may mislead and confuse the public about the mechanics of mail-in voting, and leverage limited understanding regarding mail-in voting processes.”

The assessment read:

“Mail-in voting has already become an issue among partisan political voices, which makes it a target for threat actors to exploit,” the assessment read. “These threat actors may mislead and confuse the public about the mechanics of mail-in voting, and leverage limited understanding regarding mail-in voting processes, in order to cause chaos and provoke distrust in the election administration and electoral results.”

The general election is still set for November 3, 2020.

Responses

  1. I investigated Bob. Where do you get your facts? I read every news service. Even FOX. Your language is reprehensible. Trump supporters are the RINOS. Your hardcore racism started with the 2 term election of a black president. You can’t make me believe that you’ve never heard of the facts that I stated in my previous posts, and IF you haven’t just shut up. You aren’t well informed. Even the Reagan Foundation distanced itself from Trump. Just like all the REAL Republicans. Look it up.

  2. That Trump makes these inane statements while sitting in the office of the president is profoundly irresponsible. That the media reports it as if it was fact, as if there was any intentionality behind those statements is even more irresponsible.

    Mail in voting works when the numbers are limited. I’ve done it for some years. Many seniors do as well. The problem comes when the entire country does it all at once. There is no way the postal service can handle that flood. And government moves way too slow to have prepared in the space of months for such an event. No, we know the intentions quite well here. The left promotes the protests and riots. Doctors even come out and show their true colors when they support these protests. If millions can protest safely, then millions can vote safely. But Trump is 100% right, mass mail in voting will be a disaster. If Trump loses, do you really want him remaining in office for an undetermined amount of time while votes are counted, recounted endlessly, while courts tie up the results in inane actions. That would be a bigger debacle than the actual mail in voting.

  3. Cheryl…..since you are so brilliant….. investigate why so many people received stimulus checks who are dead! The total so far is $1.4 billion! And if there is a second wave of checks there will be more. Yet you complain about a new voting machine, that is overpriced just like any other machine or part that is purchased by the US. Our government just keeps signing on the dotted line. Every response you give is condescending, and always questions a persons intelligence yet you defend Trump continually. Trump was surprised that Britain was a nuclear power, wanted to buy Greenland, and recently along with his brain dead son defended Stella Immanuel who believes in demon sperm or spirit spouses which she blames for fertility problems, sexually transmitted diseases, etc. Trump was really impressed by her. She also is pushing hydroxychloroquine. If he had read further he would have known all these things, but he probably believes in demon sperm I’m sure. Plus he hates to read, rumor has it that he does better with verbal information. There’s only one problem….his administration is deathly afraid to give him the truth if it’s something he doesn’t want to hear.

  4. They have already slowed down the postal service. My medication comes by mail and what usually would take 3 days to arrive has not arrived yet. It has been over a week and a half and tomorrow I’m out of meds that I need to live. I have received my meds by mail for years and never had a problem. Trump doesn’t care about Americans, he’ll do ANYTHING to win. That’s why the US is handling the Covid-19 so poorly, and so many people are either sick or dead.

    1. BULLSHIT PRIMADONNA. President Trump has handled that Chinese virus exactly the way it should have. I cannot help it if you democRATS screwed up your blue states.

  5. “What’s your excuse for that debacle?” Cherl

    You seem confused – again – Cherl.

    I have no problem placing blame on those who screw up. You, your neighbors and friends, y’all voted them in, even if you personally voted against them.

    We MUST elect better politicians.

  6. Generally Confused
    The NEW voting machine of 2019, at a cost of over $5M were the decision of and purchased by our Democrat Governor. What’s your excuse for that debacle?

  7. Krista
    You really need to educate yourself before going on a rant. ABSENTEE voting is mailed in but they are verified. The mail in voting prompted by the Democrats, the brain trusts, are not. And counting them is a disaster. Results in the general election will take even longer to tally than in the primary. Repeat…..educate yourself!

    1. When you talk about fascism, johnny the butt you are indeed talking about antifa fascism and blm (communism). You do know that fascism is a left wing radical organization like communism don’t you.

  8. We COULD have the most advanced and secure voting system in the world, but you assholes keep on electing corrupt politicians who farm out election machines and security those who make crap and take shortcuts and sweeten the kickbacks, to make sure the wrong systems get chosen.

    It’s YOUR fault that we are in this mess today, when we need a better system.

    We MUST elect better politicians.

    And Matt Gaetz is a tool.

    1. No confuction it is you and your party of dictators that do the cheating as has been proven by the many time you have been caught. You are just another liberal lying drone.

  9. Some folks like Dreg think that questioning the Left or it’s *ahem* rationale are paranoid.

    Au contraire.
    Consider the years and OUR dollars spent on delusions of Russian Collusion.
    Consider their denial of real-world election results since 2016.
    Consider the censoring on media platforms.

    Just because one is “paranoid” does not mean people are not out to get you. Especially when there’s so much evidence that they are right.

    1. So…those denying the results of the 2016 election have NO problems with reality?

      TDS should be in the DSM, though it’s probably already covered by multiple conditions.

      Here’s a thought. Maybe the TDS are already on meds or ought to be.

  10. Gee…almost FOUR weeks in and NY is still trying to count it’s primary ballots. Note that primaries are nothing compared to national elections.

    What could possibly go wrong if Blue states use mail-in ballots? (note that OR has had mail-in ballots for decades and not a single Republican governor or major leader gets elected. Hmmm.)

  11. The leftist will steal the election. America can not survive another communist win. Look how the economy was booming. New construction going up everywhere in areas not controlled by the leftist. It had to be halted. And so with the full cooperation of the Democrat socialist party China unleashed a plague on the world. Many many millions know this to be true.Death to the left is our new battle cry.

  12. I got a vote by mail letter with a name that hasn’t been here in over 5 years.
    I could have easily used it.
    It’s different from absentee cause you have to apply for that.

  13. How does Trump think absentee voting is done? A voting fairy picks up the ballots and counts them for us? Absentee voting, is simply, voting by mail. It has worked for many years, and would continue to work just fine, if Trump and his cronies would stop undermining the postal service and intentionally slowing mail service. They know that if they can block the votes of just a couple percentages, here or there (in other words, cheat), they could “win” and they’re determined to do so.

    1. Nice try stupid but vote by mail is a lot different from absentee voting. Absentee ballot requires applying for one and vote by mail only requires that the government has a name (right or wrong) for an address and they will send it to the house. I had to delete my name from the voters rolls from where I used to live unlike you who would take the opportunity to vote twice krista.

  14. Joyce
    Has it now ? Years you say? Those are absentee ballots where a reason for voting absentee is given i.e college, illness, vacation and, of course, military. ID is verified. And millions were not dumped on the post office, the BOE or the poll workers. Educate yourself.
    Obviously you’re not too astute about it. Dangerous? What a strange thing to say.

  15. Remember 2000 and the “hanging chads” controversy? It took a month to clarify the winner of that election, and the Democrats threw one of the patented temper-tantrums the whole time. The Democrats want to put the 2020 election into contention, and the outcome could take a lot longer than a month to resolve. With the Democrats rioting the whole time.

  16. There is no doubt it will delay the electoral count. By the time all the ballots come in from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, etc. the real election should be over with. Then Philthadephia starts stuffing the ballot boxes and that takes time, not to mention Detroit and other respectful places.

  17. Trump insists on a lot of crazy things. Just ignore him.
    Voting by mail has been done successfully for years in many states. It isn’t difficult or dangerous.

  18. Gotta love it when the haters make jokes every time President Trump makes an observation. “More than a month after New York’s June 23 primary elections, state election officials are still counting votes. In some legislative districts, they haven’t even started counting absentee votes. In the best-case scenario, election officials hope to declare winners by the first Tuesday in August—six weeks after Election Day. It might take a lot longer than that. Election officials in New York City have already invalidated upwards of 100,000 absentee ballots” And that is from the Atlantic after the primary. Not so funny now, is it? The General Election should be a real cluster…..

  19. There is a BIG difference between
    • requesting absentee ballot and voting by mail and
    • blanket mailing of ballots to everyone on the voter register rolls

    One is to a verified voter with current address, and other to MILLIONS of people who are not eligible to vote (at least in that district), since the rolls have not been maintained as required by the law – San Diego 117% registration

    In 1992, my wife registered 200+ people at a Walmart in Houston – they all checked the box of being a citizen of the USA – she called Harris County (Houston, TX) Tax Assessor’s office as to who is checking the validity of the registrations – “Nobody, we have no resources to do that” was the answer.

    • Ineligible Voters are less likely to turn out in person than mailing the ballot in.

    NOBODY talks about this
    • According to the US practice – in-person Ballot is SECRECT, i.e. only the voter knows how he/she voted.

    Current political climate has resulted in
    • Broken relationships between family and friends
    • Loss of jobs for not agreeing with the Social Media Mob
    • Corporations caving into the extortion by the Mob

    Does anyone think that under these circumstances there would be FREE and FAIR elections if there was not the secret balloting?

  20. Anyone with some common sense and basic math skills, would understand that there is a BIG difference between
    • requesting absentee ballot and voting by mail and
    • blanket mailing of ballots to everyone on the voter register rolls

    One is to a verified voter with current address, and other to MILLIONS of people who are not eligible to vote (at least in that district), since the rolls have not been maintained as required by the law – San Diego 117% registration

    Let’s look at the logistics of in the case of All Mail-In Voting
    • If it takes 30 sec to open and look-up & verify the signature (depending on the access to voter registration records)
    • There are 2,385,906 registered voters in Harris County (Houston, TX) and if 90% of them mail-in their ballots, it would require 17,894 man hours or 447 people for one week just to verify the signatures

    Based on this, does one even think that the signatures would be verified?
    Furthermore, who has verified and how that the registered voters are actually citizens?

    In 1992, my wife registered 200+ people at a Walmart in Houston – they all checked the box of being a citizen of the USA – she called Harris County (Houston, TX) Tax Assessor’s office as to who is checking the validity of the registrations – “Nobody, we have no resources to do that” was the answer.

    Ineligible Voters are less likely to turn out in person than mailing the ballot in.

    Let’s think about this on the National Level

    • More than a month after New York’s June 23, 2020 primary elections, state election officials are still counting votes.
    • In some legislative districts, they haven’t even started counting absentee votes.
    • In the best-case scenario, election officials hope to declare winners by the first Tuesday in August—six weeks after Election Day. It might take a lot longer than that.
    • Election officials in New York City have already invalidated upwards of 100,000 absentee ballots—about one of every five that were mailed in from the five boroughs.
    • And furious candidates are already filing lawsuits charging discrimination and disenfranchisement.

    During the extended delays, what are the opportunities for “misplaced” ballots.