Former Vice President Joe Biden accused Donald Trump of trying to “indirectly steal” the 2020 election by opposing mail-in voting.
Biden’s remarks came during a virtual fundraiser hosted by actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
“This president is going to try to indirectly steal the election by arguing that mail-in ballots don’t work. They’re not real. They’re not fair,” the presumptive Democrat nominee supposed.
That is a hell of a Jedi mind trick right there.
To say that arguing against mail-in voting – provably ripe for voter fraud – is an attempt to steal the election as opposed to the actual attempt by implementing it is next-level.
Biden said people should make it clear now that President Trump is trying to undermine the election via his campaign against mail voting.
— Meredith Lee (@meredithllee) July 23, 2020
President Trump has vehemently opposed mail-in voting for the 2020 election, warning repeatedly of a rigged process.
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“Rigged 2020 election,” he wrote in June. “Millions of mail-in ballots will be printed by foreign countries and others. It will be the scandal of our times!”
Just days ago he tweeted, “Mail-In voting, unless changed by the courts, will lead to the most CORRUPT ELECTION in our Nation’s History!”
He added the hashtag ‘#RIGGEDELECTION.’
Trump told Fox News reporter Chris Wallace that he would “have to see” whether or not he’d be willing to accept the election results, noting Democrats and Hillary Clinton still have yet to accept the results from 2016.
CHRIS WALLACE: “Can you give a direct answer you will accept the election?”
TRUMP: “I have to see. Look, you — I have to see. No, I’m not going to just say ‘yes.’ I’m not going to say ‘no,’ and I didn’t last time either.” pic.twitter.com/7KyUtd0vqj
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) July 19, 2020
Floodgates to Fraud
It isn’t just President Trump who opposes mail-in ballots based on the possibility of introducing fraud to the election.
Attorney General William Barr also suggested to Fox News that mail-in voting “absolutely opens the floodgates to fraud.”
“Right now, a foreign country could print up tens of thousands of counterfeit ballots, and be very hard for us to detect which was the right and which was the wrong ballot,” Barr explained. “So, I think … it can upset and undercut the confidence in the integrity of our elections.”
AG Barr is right.
Large scale mail-in voting “absolutely opens the floodgates to fraud.”
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) June 22, 2020
Aside from Trump and Barr, some other experts have suggested vote-by-mail schemes are a means of facilitating voter fraud.
Additionally, a bipartisan electoral reform commission in 2005 concluded that mail-in voting “increases the risk of fraud” and “raises concerns about privacy.”
No, there is only one party here trying their best to steal an election. And it isn’t Trump’s party.