Trump Warns Against 'Very Dangerous' Mail-In Voting
Trump highlighted the Democrat's House spending bill
President Donald Trump has warned against what he describes as "very dangerous" mail-in voting for the upcoming 2020 election in November.
Trump highlighted the Democrats' House spending bill, which includes funds for mail-in voting for elections held during the coronavirus pandemic.
In an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business, Trump was asked:
"In terms of voting by mail, vote proxies, what's your take? Do you want that?"
“Voting by mail is very dangerous because people can grab them; people can take that proxy, sign a name," Trump said.
"They can do all sorts of things, especially harvesting," the president added.
"They go out, and they say, 'You know, let's put them all together.' And that's happened," Trump continued.
"By the way, we were thinking it might happen in California. We were worried about the race."
Last month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said a “chunk of money” will be assigned for mail-in voting.
The House speaker said mail-in voting was a public health issue and the method protects the “life of our democracy."
"Why would Nancy Pelosi come up with this $3 trillion plan? She knows it’s dead on arrival. She knows nobody will go for a marijuana business in the middle of a pandemic," Bartiromo also asked.
"More than anything else, she wants the way of voting changed," Trump replied.
"Because if you did that — look, they have had some very dishonest things. You look at California, look at Los Angeles, where Judicial Watch settled a case where they agreed that a million votes were fraudulent, a million votes in one area were fraudulent," Trump added.
President Trump: "[Democrats] want to be able to make sure that Republicans can't win an election by putting in all sorts of mail-in ballots." pic.twitter.com/3OilZ8qQhM— The Hill (@thehill) May 14, 2020
"And they could have done a lot more. It was so ridiculous. There was no reason to go any further," the president said.
"They came to a settlement. They agreed on a million votes. The level of dishonesty with Democrat voting is unbelievable," Trump said.
"What’s happening is crazy. So, now they want to send out vote by mail. Who is going to — who knows who is signing this stuff?" he wondered.
Last week, Democrat lawmakers in Michigan pushed for a radical mail-in voting scheme to replace traditional in-person voting in the state.
Democratic State Sen. Jeff Irwin introduced a new bill seeking to establish a universal vote-by-mail system in Michigan.
As Neon Nettle reported in April, federal data revealed roughly 28.4 million mail-in ballots went missing since the 2012 election.
Over the last eight years, records show the ballots were lost in the last four election cycles.
The data is from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and the Election Administration and Voting Surveys showing records for the 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018 election cycles.