“We don’t want them to do mail-in ballots because it’s going to lead to total election fraud. So we don’t want them to do mail-in ballots. We don’t want anybody to do mail-in ballots. Now, if somebody has to mail it in because they’re sick, or, by the way, because they live in the White House and they have to vote in Florida and they won’t be in Florida, if there’s a reason for it, that’s okay.” – Donald Trump, today outside the White House.
Trump’s logic here seems to be that unless you’re sick or himself (the president), people who want to vote should have no choice but gather around their local polling places this year despite the risk that it could lead to a new Covid-19 outbreak. The president has never produced any evidence for his oft-repeated claim that absentee voting leads to mass fraud and corruption, plus his remarks were partly in reference to the fact that Trump has admitted to submitting his vote by mail during his presidency.
TRUMP earlier today:
“We don’t want them to do mail-in ballots … [If] they live in the White House and they have to vote in Florida and they won’t be in Florida … that’s OK.”
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) May 21, 2020