Trump says he might lose election if he can’t stop mail-in ballots
US President, Donald Trump has continued his criticism of mail-in ballots ahead of the November elections, admitting he might lose if Americans have to use that option while voting.
Mail-in ballots is a type of voting system where Americans don’t have to leave their houses to vote, rather they get their ballots mailed to them, and Trump speaking in an interview with Politico said the system could cause large-scale fraud even though some states have relied on the practice for years.
The mail-in ballots system could even become more essential as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to kill more Americans daily but Trump says his reelection success could be at risk if he loses his lawsuits against mail-in ballot voting.
Trump was asked if substantial mail voting could cause him to doubt the legitimacy of the election or even question the results. Since mail votes are counted last, which can affect people’s perceptions of a race and shift the race towards a candidate’s favor in the last minute.
‘Well, you can never answer the second question, right? Because Hillary [Clinton] kept talking about she’s going to accept, and they never accepted it. You know. She lost too. She lost good,’ Trump said.
Trump also delivered warnings to fellow Republicans that they will lose their elections if they distance themselves from him. His warning comes after his preferred candidate in Alabama, Tommy Tuberville, beat his former attorney general Jeff Sessions. Trump sacked and denounced Sessions publicly after the former AG recused himself from the infamous Russia investigations.
‘If they don’t embrace, they’re going to lose, because, you know, I have a very hard base. I have the strongest base people have ever seen,’ he said, days after .