Playing with fire: How Trump’s push against mail-in voting is likely to impact GOP turnout in 2020 – The Hill
President Trump on Thursday said he is looking into banning mail-in voting and said it would be a “horrible” idea.
He added: “That’s something I’m totally looking at. Absolutely. I’m looking at that right now, and I’m looking at that, and we’ll see what happens.”
President Trump: “I don’t care if I have to put the army in to do it. I don’t care. But do something! I don’t care.”
What would Trump do if he attempted to go after mail-in voting?
Mail-in voting was approved in Pennsylvania in 2000, and in Colorado in 2012.
Critics, however, say it raises election fraud questions and disenfranchises voters.
According to an analysis published last week by Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State Kim Cosman, there is a strong possibility that someone with the right resources could alter up to 12,000 ballots under voting access laws without detection.
“This is an issue that the Elections Board and the secretary of state need to look at. There’s a lot of evidence that we’ve seen that we don’t even know how many ballot changes are going on in Pennsylvania,” she said.
But the president has made it clear he doesn’t want to go down that path.
“I don’t care if I have to put the army in to do it. I don’t care. But do something! I don’t care. Take a look at mail-in voting, and you’ll see that I’m not one of those,” he said on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street,” adding that he thinks the system is “terrible.”
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