Trump Warns of Election Fraud: Foreign Countries Will Print 'Rigged' Mail-In Ballots
President says foreign countries would attempt to taint election
President Donald Trump warned of millions of mail-in ballots being printed in foreign countries that would be "rigged."
The president argued that foreign countries would attempt to taint the 2020 election by printing the ballots.
"RIGGED 2020 ELECTION: MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WILL BE PRINTED BY FOREIGN COUNTRIES, AND OTHERS. IT WILL BE THE SCANDAL OF OUR TIMES!"
RIGGED 2020 ELECTION: MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WILL BE PRINTED BY FOREIGN COUNTRIES, AND OTHERS. IT WILL BE THE SCANDAL OF OUR TIMES!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2020
Trump has heavily criticized Democrat-pushed mail-in voting, which many of the president's opponents arguing it would help avoid the spread of coronavirus.
Both Trump and Republicans have argued that mail-in voting would be rampant with fraud, and benefit Democrats.
Attorney General William Barr said mail-in voting “absolutely” opens the flood gates to voter fraud.
Barr told Fox News he is concerned the mail-in voting would undercut "the confidence in the integrity" of the US voting system.
In April, Hillary Clinton said the United States needs to “act now” to ensure citizens can “safely cast a ballot in November."
Five states, including Oregon, Colorado, Washington, and Hawaii, already conduct universal vote-by-mail.
A further 29 states and the District of Columbia will allow voters to request a mailed ballot without giving any reason for it.
Trump said mail-in voting was a huge threat to his reelection.
“My biggest risk is that we don’t win lawsuits,” Trump said of legal challenges against vote-by-mail.
“We have many lawsuits going all over. And if we don’t win those lawsuits, I think — I think it puts the election at risk.”
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Trump last month described mail-in voting as "very dangerous" for the upcoming 2020 election in November.
“Voting by mail is very dangerous because people can grab them; people can take that proxy, sign a name," Trump said.
Last month, the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and California Republican Party sued the Democratic Governor of California, Gavin Newsom for his recent executive order to send issue mail-in ballots to all registered voters.
Newsom, along with the state's Secretary of State Alex Padilla, is being accused of an "illegal power grab" that invites potential fraud.
Governor Newsom's order, which cites health concerns over the coronavirus, will send ballots to all registered voters, including inactive voters.