During an interview on Fox News Thursday night, Donald Trump said that he will send law enforcement and U.S. attorneys to the polls in November to “prevent voter fraud.”
Asked by host Sean Hannity if whether he was going to “have an ability” to monitor and avoid fraud during the upcoming November elections, Trump said, “We’re going to have everything.”
“We’re going to have sheriffs, and we’re going to have law enforcement. And we’re going to have hopefully U.S. attorneys, and we’re going to have everybody and attorney generals,” the president continued.
Trump once again attacked mail-in voting, claiming, without evidence, that “anybody can sign” the universal mail-in ballots, specifically naming the system in Nevada.
“Nobody’s ever heard of anything like this,” he said.
“They may send them to all Democrat areas, not to the Republican areas as an example,” he added. “Could be the other way too, but I doubt it.”
Trump’s pledge to send law enforcement to the polls comes after he and his allies have repeatedly claimed that mail-in voting will open the election up to fraud, despite a lack of evidence.
Nine states and Washington, D.C., are participating in universal mail-in voting, The New York Times has reported.
Watch the clip below, via Fox News:
Trump says that on election day he's going to send law enforcement to polling locations pic.twitter.com/OpaYvUBY8P
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