President Donald Trump seemed to admit he is trying to weaken the U.S. Postal Service by blocking funding for the agency, which is anticipated to handle a rush of mail-in ballots during this election time.
“Now they need that money in order to make the post office work so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots,” he said Thursday in an interview on Fox Business. “But if they don’t get those two items, that means you can’t have universal mail-in voting.”
President Donald Trump has allegedly circulated scheming theories about mail-in voting and has proposed that he’ll shoot down doubts on the results of the November election. States are aiming to increase their capacity for mail-in voting, as many Americans are expected to vote by mail this fall because of the deadly virus.
Election watchdog and voting rights groups are greatly worried that Trump’s critics on mail-in voting and the Postal Service will lead in increased voter defeat.
At a press conference Wednesday, President Donald Trump provided similar reasons for why he would not allow emergency congressional funding for the cash-strapped and backlogged agency.
“They don’t have the money to do the universal mail-in voting. So therefore, they can’t do it, I guess, right?” Trump said. “Are they going to do it, even if they don’t have the money?”
He also declared the election would “be the great rigged election in history” and “one of the greatest frauds in history.”