Trump claims friends received a mail in ballot for a dead son
Donald Trump continued to complain about mail in ballots on Friday during a press conference.
Trump started by saying again that "mail in ballots are a disaster. You just have to take a look at the last recent, take a look at New York City. They're still counting your ballots, do you know that?"
"Thousands and thousands of ballots are missing. They think they are going to send hundreds of millions of ballots all over the United States and it's going to come out. You won't know the election results for weeks, months, maybe years after...It'll be fixed, it'll be rigged." Trump continued.
Trump then went on to say that absentee ballots are great, "because absentee ballots you have to go through a process to get em and it's, it's actually a great thing. Absentee ballots. I'm going to be voting absentee. An absentee ballot is one thing. A universal mail in ballot is a disaster...I already have friends, they got ballots for a son who died seven years ago, uh, you don't even want to talk about it."
Trump claimed that Russia and China would be able to forge mail in ballots. Trump does not acknowledge, however, that election results that are delayed by years and fake ballots from Russia or China would only help him.
As election polling has shown him slipping behind Vice President Joe Biden, Trump has claimed – without evidence — that votes delivered by mail are suspect.
Many plan to vote in the fall election by mail in order to remain safe during the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed over 150,000 Americans.
In March, Trump admitted that voting methods such as casting ballots by mail, which make it easier for more people to participate, concern him because, if more people voted, "you'd never have a Republican elected in this country again."
A reporter then attempted to explain to Trump that absentee ballots and mail in ballots are the same thing.
REPORTER: The military predominantly votes by mail, or absentee.
DONALD TRUMP: Absentee.
REPORTER: And so —
TRUMP: You didn't understand me. I said absentee ballots are actually a very good thing.
REPORTER: They're the same.
TRUMP: Absentee ballots are secure and they're very good, but universal mail-in are a disaster.