President Trump on Tuesday dismissed the process of voting by mail as “corrupt” despite having voted by mail himself in last month’s Florida primary.
“I think mail-in voting is horrible, it’s corrupt,” Trump said at a White House press briefing on the coronavirus.
Reporters asked the president whether Wisconsin was violating social distancing guidelines on the coronavirus Tuesday by requiring voters to appear in person to cast their ballots. Trump pointed out that the governor, Tony Evers, is a Democrat.
“That’s his problem,” Trump said.
When a reporter noted that he voted by mail for Florida’s election last month, Trump suggested there was a difference between voting by mail while living out of state and voting by mail while living in the state where one is registered to vote.
“Well, there’s a big difference between somebody that’s out of state and does a ballot and everything’s sealed, certified and everything else. You see what you have to do with the certifications,” he said, claiming without evidence that there could otherwise be “thousands of people sitting in somebody’s living room signing ballots.”
“No, I think mail in voting is a terrible thing,” he added “I think if you vote, you should go.”
Trump just completely makes shit up to try and make it seem as though mail-in voting enables cheating (there's no evidence it does) pic.twitter.com/bsUjFy787p
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 7, 2020