Trump warned that the expansion of mail-in voting could lead to the “greatest Rigged Election in history.”
The United States cannot have all Mail In Ballots. It will be the greatest Rigged Election in history. People grab them from mailboxes, print thousands of forgeries and “force” people to sign. Also, forge names. Some absentee OK, when necessary. Trying to use Covid for this Scam!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 24, 2020
The president's warning comes as several states are looking to expand their vote-by-mail systems amid ongoing fear associated with the COVID-19 virus. In particular, Trump criticized Nevada's plan to send absentee ballots to all registered voters in advance of their June 9 primary, calling it a “great voter fraud scenario.” The president also threatened the state's federal funding.
“State of Nevada ‘thinks’ that they can send out illegal vote by mail ballots, creating a great Voter Fraud scenario for the State and the U.S. They can’t! If they do, ‘I think’ I can hold up funds to the State. Sorry, but you must not cheat in elections,” the president tweeted.