(Liberty Bell) – With the 2020 election in full swing, in the middle of the worst chaos America has seen in quite some time, there’s a lot of stuff on President Trump’s plate that could potentially derail his efforts to win a second term in the Oval Office. However, there’s one threat that the president sees as supreme right now and that’s mail-in voting.
Quite a few folks across the country share the president’s fears on mail-in voting. There’s already a significant amount of voter fraud going on in the country with a staggering number of illegal immigrants being able to vote due to the lack of voter ID laws. Not to mention how many places have seen the deceased suddenly rise from the grave and head off to the polls to vote Democrat, if you get what I mean.
President Trump recently conducted an interview with Politico where he discussed his thoughts and fears concerning mail-in voting.
Here’s more from The Hill:
“My biggest risk is that we don’t win lawsuits,” Trump told the news outlet. “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.”
The Republican National Committee and Trump’s reelection campaign are investing $20 million to fight voting rights lawsuits that have popped up across the country in attempts to allow for Americans to safely vote without physically having to visit the polls due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Trump and other Republicans have argued that substantial mail-in voting would lead to widespread fraud, though experts say there is minimal evidence of meaningful fraud associated with the process.
Asked by Politico whether a large amount of mail-in voting would lead him to question the election’s legitimacy and whether he would accept the November results no matter what, Trump did not offer a clear answer.
“Well, you can never answer the second question, right? Because Hillary [Clinton] kept talking about she’s going to accept, and they never accepted it. You know. She lost too. She lost good,” Trump said.
This isn’t the first time the president has made his feelings clear on the issue of mail-in voting. Over the last several months Trump has called the practice “corrupt” and “very dangerous,” and with all honesty, this isn’t just hyperbole. There’s a very great threat of tampering that could happen with mail-in voting. If folks are allowed to gather in massive groups to protest in the streets, then we can also go vote in public. The integrity of our voting system is crucial to protect.
Trump has actually threatened to withhold federal funding from states like Michigan and Nevada for efforts to expand mail-in voting, so this is definitely something important to the president.
Trump has also at times suggested that mail-in voting would benefit Democrats and hurt the Republican Party.
“MAIL-IN VOTING WILL LEAD TO MASSIVE FRAUD AND ABUSE. IT WILL ALSO LEAD TO THE END OF OUR GREAT REPUBLICAN PARTY. WE CAN NEVER LET THIS TRAGEDY BEFALL OUR NATION,” Trump tweeted last month.
Some have warned that Trump’s attacks on mail-in voting could be an attempt to preemptively discredit the results of the general election in November should he lose.
Trump is currently trailing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in a number of national polls as well as in numerous surveys in battleground states. Biden’s lead has widened following scrutiny of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus and as protests have erupted nationwide following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month.
In all honesty, who is taking polls seriously this election season? After how wrong the polls were in 2016, perhaps folks should just sort of shrug off anything that comes in the form of a published poll?
Trump is hoping to be able to hold a rally this weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma and mobilize his base and get them excited for the upcoming election in November.