Trump says nationwide mail-in voting would be ‘catastrophic’. The President has previously criticized mail-in voting and continues to urge mail voting would make the US “a laughing stock”. He continues his vocal opposition to postal voting before the upcoming November elections.
The President’s plea comes after the US Postal Service (USPS) warned that millions of mail-in votes might not arrive in time to be counted in November’s election.
A significant number of people are expected to vote by mail due to the fear of transmission of COVID-19.
Critics have blamed the new USPS head – a loyal supporter of President Donald Trump – for a slowdown in deliveries.
Democrats, including former President Barack Obama, have accused Mr. Trump of attacking the USPS in a bid to “undermine the election”. Celebrity Taylor Swift joined critics of the president’s actions, accusing him of “calculated dismantling” of the postal service.
The president has repeatedly said mail-in ballots will lead to voting fraud and give a boost to his rival Democrat Joe Biden.
However, experts say the mail-in voting system, which Mr. Trump himself uses, is safe from fraud. However, Trump continues to say nationwide mail-in voting would be ‘catastrophic’ to the elections.
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