President Donald Trump suggested that the 2020 election would possibly have to be held again if universal mail-in voting is put in place, Mediaite reports.
During his announcement of a posthumous presidential pardon for suffragist Susan B. Anthony, Trump responded to a question about his ongoing argument with Democrats over mail-in voting.
“The Democrats want to make it a political issue. It’s not a political issue, it’s really about a correct vote. You have to get voting right,” he said. “You can’t have millions and millions of ballots sent all over the place, sent to people that are dead, sent to dogs, cats. Sent to everyone. This is a serious situation, this isn’t games, and you have to get it right.”
Trump said if universal mail-in voting is implemented it will result in a “rigged election” or there won’t be an outcome.
“I just want to get it right. Win, lose, or draw — I think I’m going to win — win, lose, or draw, we have to get it right,” Trump said. “We have to have honest voting.”
He added, “You can’t take millions of ballots, send them haphazardly all over the country, or all over a state, and expect it to come out properly.”
He then defended absentee voting and called it “great.”
“It’s been working for a long time like in Florida,” he said. “Absentee, you request and it comes in, and then you send it back. Absentee is great, but universal is going to be a disaster the likes of which our country has never seen.”
He concluded that using mail-in voting for the election could lead to having to “do it again.”
“And nobody wants that,” he said. “And I don’t want that.”
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