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Trump’s New Attack On Ballot Drop Boxes Is Leaving Observers Perplexed

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Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to launch another attack on the most crucial part in our democracy: voting.

Trump attacked secure drop boxes where voters can leave their ballots if they want to avoid voting in person while also avoiding sending in their ballots by mail.

“Some states use ‘drop boxes’ for the collection of Universal Mail-In Ballots,” the president wrote. “So who is going to ‘collect’ the Ballots, and what might be done to them prior to tabulation? A Rigged Election? So bad for our Country. Only Absentee Ballots acceptable!”

Trump’s attack left people wondering what the president was talking about.

As NPR reporter Miles Parks notes, ballots are collected from drop boxes by the same election officials who collect ballots from the boxes located at polling stations on election day.

“Dropboxes, which are usually monitored 24/7 by video surveillance and weigh 600ish pounds, are actually considered a way to give the voter MORE control over their ballot,” he wrote in response to the president’s tweet. “Election officials pick them up directly, eliminating the USPS (and potential delays) from the process.”

People were perplexed by Trump’s remarks. Here’s what Americans are saying across the country:

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