President Donald Trump made some startling comments in a just released Axios chat. Trump claimed it could take months for the November election to be decided.
He argued, “Now because of the China virus, we’re supposed to stay home, send millions of ballots all over the country. Millions and millions. You know, you could have a case where this election won’t be decided on the evening of Nov. 3. This election could be decided two months later.”
Trump added that would be an issue because “lots of things will happen during that period of time. Especially when you have tight margins. Lots of things can happen. There’s never been anything like this.”
The president claimed that state election officials were sending out ballots to everyone, saying “somebody got a ballot for a dog.” Trump stated, “You look at some of the corruption having to do with universal, mail-in voting. Absentee voting is OK if you have to apply, you have to go through a process,”
Host Jonathan Swan pushed back: “You have to apply for mail-in. It is the same thing.”As Trump declared, “Jonathan, they’re sending out — governors — millions of ballots,”
Swan swore, “No, they’re not. It’s applications. You can get them off the internet.” And the president told,“There is no way you can go through a mail-in vote without massive cheating,”
But Swan announced, “The Republican Party has an extremely well-funded vote-by-mail program. Your campaign puts out emails telling people to vote by mail. Your daughter-in-law Lara Trump, she did robocalls in California saying it’s safe and secure, mail-in voting.”
Ex-Vice President and Democratic presidential front runner Joe Biden stressed,“Mark my words: I think he is going to try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can’t be held,” while adding that he felt it was “the only way [Trump] thinks he can possibly win.”
Is Trump telling the truth? How does this play out?