President Trump tweeted a warning to his supporters suggesting the 2020 election could be tainted by Democrats’ push for vote-by-mail methods.
The message almost seems to be a direct challenge to Twitter to censor him on the matter yet again.
“Rigged 2020 election,” he wrote. “Millions of mail-in ballots will be printed by foreign countries and others.
Trump added that “it will be the scandal of our times!”
Nearly every prominent Democrat has been using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to push for a massive expansion of mail-in ballots.
RIGGED 2020 ELECTION: MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WILL BE PRINTED BY FOREIGN COUNTRIES, AND OTHERS. IT WILL BE THE SCANDAL OF OUR TIMES!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2020
‘Floodgates to Fraud’
The President also shared a story involving Attorney General William Barr telling 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.”
The AG also noted that anonymity issues could compel voters to change their votes due to pressure.
“There’s questions about whether or not it even denies a secret ballot, because a lot of the states have you signing the outside of the envelope,” continued Barr. “So, the person who opens — person who opens the envelope will know how people voted.”
This is the entire reason we have privacy curtains and separate ballot stations for in-person voting.
A bipartisan electoral reform commission in 2005 concluded that mail-in voting “increases the risk of fraud” and validates Barr’s concerns about privacy.
“It raises concerns about privacy, as citizens voting at home may come under pressure to vote for certain candidates,” the commission’s report reads.
Why do Democrats want Vote-by-Mail? Because it makes fraud a whole lot easier.
Troy, NY taught us this lesson in 2012.
Democrats there revealed a host of tactics that could easily be used to commit fraud with mail-in ballots.
— Rusty Weiss 🇺🇸 (@rustyweiss74) May 21, 2020
Ripe For Fraud?
Twitter, in the past, has “fact-checked” the President on claims that mail-in ballots are ripe for voter fraud. Their fact-checks have conveniently left out actual instances of fraud.
Vote-by-mail schemes are considered by many experts as a means of facilitating voter fraud.
And on the same day Twitter claimed fraud through mail-in ballots isn’t an issue, the Justice Department charged a mail carrier for allegedly altering ballots.