BREAKING: Trump Hammers States Who Encourage Absentee Ballots, Threatens to Withhold Funding
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump threatened to withhold funding from states who use mail-in ballots during the 2020 election.
Democrats hope to politically capitalize off of the deadly coronavirus by encouraging people to vote by mail, a tactic that has proven to increase the chances of voter fraud which historically benefits Democrats.
President Trump made it clear on Wednesday morning that he will do anything in his power to combat the voter fraud.
“Breaking: Michigan sends absentee ballots to 7.7 million people ahead of Primaries and the General Election,” the president tweeted. “This was done illegally and without authorization by a rogue Secretary of State. I will ask to hold up funding to Michigan if they want to go down this Voter Fraud path!”
“State of Nevada “thinks” that they can send out illegal vote by mail ballots, creating a great Voter Fraud scenario for the State and the U.S,” he continued. “They can’t! If they do, “I think” I can hold up funds to the State. Sorry, but you must not cheat in elections. @RussVought45 @USTreasury”
State of Nevada “thinks” that they can send out illegal vote by mail ballots, creating a great Voter Fraud scenario for the State and the U.S. They can’t! If they do, “I think” I can hold up funds to the State. Sorry, but you must not cheat in elections. @RussVought45 @USTreasury— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2020
Check out what the Daily Caller reported:
Trump’s comments on Twitter are his most recent rebuttal to Democrats urging the use of mail-in ballots in November. Trump argues the practice would cause widespread voter fraud, and explicitly threatened to withhold funding from Michigan and Nevada should they pursue the policy.
Despite Trump’s assertion, however, the mailers Michigan sent out were absentee voter applications, not absentee ballots themselves.
Republicans have joined Trump in pushing against calls for a mail-in election, launching the ProtectTheVote program in response. Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe mail-in ballots threaten the integrity of elections, according to a poll from the Republican National Committee.
“The RNC and the Trump campaign are aggressively fighting back against the Democrats’ assault on the integrity of our elections. All across the country, Democrats are trying to use coronavirus and the courts to legalize ballot harvesting, implement a nationwide mail-in ballot system, and eliminate nearly every safeguard in our elections,” the ProtectTheVote said according to their website.
As of now, California is the only state that has announced they will be sending mail-in ballots to all registered voters for the 2020 election.