Trump Calls Vote By Mail ‘Corrupt’ After Voting By Mail Last Month
President Donald Trump defended his opposition to mail-in voting despite voting by mail in last month’s Florida Primary.
The President said he believed there was a difference between voting by mail when living out-of-state and voting by mail in the state you’re registered to vote in.
“Well, there’s a big difference between somebody that’s out of state and does a ballot and everything’s sealed, certified and everything else. You see what you have to do with the certifications,” he said, claiming without evidence that there could otherwise be “thousands of people sitting in somebody’s living room signing ballots.”
“No, I think mail in voting is a terrible thing,” he added “I think if you vote, you should go.”
This comes after Trump criticized mail-in voting in Wisconsin, where their primaries were still going forward despite the coronavirus pandemic. As Wisconsin voters waited on winding lines for polling sites, Trump blamed Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.
Even though Evers signed an executive order to postpone the election, the state’s Supreme Court blocked the decision. Trump implied that Evers attempted to postpone the election because of his endorsement for a Republican judicial candidate.
Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah and Washington have all moved to mail-in voting.