“This whole thing with mail-in ballots, that’s a rigged election waiting to happen. It’s rigged and everyone knows it,” Trump said.
It’s China and Russia’s best interest if Trump doesn’t end up winning the 2020 election and Trump believes there’s a great chance China and Russia will try to use the mail-in voting system for fraud activity.
President Trump: "The biggest risk that we have is mail-in ballots… It is a much easier thing for a foreign power — whether it's Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, many others, people, countries you wouldn't expect — it's much easier for them to forge ballots & send them in." pic.twitter.com/N51ZKuZxDm
— The Hill (@thehill) August 8, 2020
Donald Trump claims China, Russia will grab "plenty" of mail-in ballots https://t.co/Q7LLHE2qrv
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) August 12, 2020
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 10, 2020
Fox News had this to say about Trump predicting China and Russia will use mail-in ballots:
President Trump doubled down on his criticism of mail-in voting on Tuesday, telling Fox News’ Sean Hannity in an exclusive interview that it would lead to “catastrophic corruption,” and slammed the process as “a rigged election waiting to happen.”
“This whole thing with his mail-in ballots, that’s a rigged election waiting to happen. It’s rigged and everyone knows it,” Trump said.
“You can’t send out 16 million mail-in ballots … who knows who’s getting them?” he argued. “The mailmen are going to get them, people are going to just grab batches of them and you talk about China and Russia, they’ll be grabbing plenty of them. It’s a disaster. It’s a rigged election waiting to happen.”
The president and the GOP have been warning for months about possible fraud connected to mail-in voting. The RNC and the Trump reelection campaign have doubled their legal budget this year to hit back at efforts by Democrats to overhaul voting laws in response to the pandemic.
Democrats, pushing back against the claims by Trump and the GOP, say that cases of actual voter fraud are limited and claim that Republicans are trying to suppress voter turnout to improve their chances of winning elections.
“It’s just common sense,” Trump argued. “You wouldn’t even have to know anything about politics or elections. It’s common sense.”
Trump clarified that because of the process required to obtain an absentee ballot, such voting is safer than general mail-in balloting — and pointed to a voter-fraud scandal out of New Jersey as evidence that universal mail-in voting would cause widespread problems.
“An absentee ballot is okay …,” he said, “but these mail-in ballots where they send millions of them all over the country, it’s going to be a rigged election, and this country shouldn’t allow it.”
If the courts don’t intervene, “you’ll never know who won the election,” Trump warned.
The process “can’t work,” he said plainly. “It hasn’t worked in little districts. Small little defined districts, they can’t do it. It’s an impossibility. Plus, the post office isn’t set up for this. The post office is not set up for millions — when you look at what they did in Nevada … where they’re sending millions of ballots [to registered voters] and you don’t have to have a confirmed signature, there’s nothing to say that that person signed it.
Newsweek had this to say about Trump’s statements about Russia and China trying to sway the election:
President Donald Trump has claimed China and Russia will grab “plenty” of mail-in ballots as he again tried to frame the November presidential election as a “rigged” contest waiting to happen.
Appearing on Fox News Tuesday night, the president made the unsubstantiated claim that mail-in voting plans meant people would “grab batches” of ballots and vote several times without proper checks being carried out.
Trump also claimed it was “just common sense” that voting by mail would lead to widespread voter fraud, despite research showing voter fraud is very rare among voters using mail-in ballots.
Speaking on Fox News’ Hannity last night, the president said: “This whole thing with this mail-in ballot, that’s a rigged election waiting to happen. It’s rigged and everyone knows it, because you can’t send out 60 million mail-in ballots to everybody… who knows who’s getting them?
“The mailmen are going to get them and people are just going to grab batches of them. You talk about China and Russia, they’ll be grabbing plenty of them. It’s a disaster, it’s a rigged election waiting to happen. It’s just common sense.”
Russia and China could definitely grab ballots if they wanted to because crooked Democratic government officials would place it right into their hands.
Trump isn’t crazy stating that they could interfere with the election because at this point the liberal regime will do whatever they have to do to gain back power.