Donald Trump wants to end voter fraud by putting a stop to mail-in ballots unless your name is Donald Trump, in that case, it’s okay to do a mail-in ballot.
On Thursday, Trump told reporters that he doesn’t want to see U.S. voters use mail-in ballots in November’s general election, even if we are still facing a pandemic at that point.
“We don’t want anyone to do mail-in ballots,” Trump said, before listing a very narrow prerequisite for using absentee voting which would justify himself using vote by mail.
“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,” Trump added.
President Trump: "We don't want anyone 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." pic.twitter.com/YaEp1k7zBy
— The Hill (@thehill) May 21, 2020
Angry voters decided to call Trump out on Twitter.
Because they cannot win without cheating.
— JMo (@slipperpawz) May 21, 2020
He trying the dictatorship playbook! Trying strump on our rights! We need to fight this.
— 🦋VICKY85🦋 #JOEBIDEN2020 #MFIMPEACHED ON 12/18/19 (@vickygener85) May 21, 2020
I would think a global pandemic would be a very good excuse but who am I? Certainly not someone living in the white house…
— Andrea Barto (@andib3260) May 21, 2020
Trump doesn't want people to vote. Trump is mentally unfit to serve. I would add that he has no input. Elections are conducted by the states.
— Tink53 (@LoveyTex) May 21, 2020
Apparently, the reason being that there is a pandemic and people's lives are at risk, is not a good enough reason for Trump to allow people to vote by mail-in ballot.
— Kuperberg Henry (@Kupergon) May 21, 2020