The real reason Donald Trump hates mail-in ballots

The real reason Donald Trump hates mail-in ballots 1

 

California wants to send mail-in ballots to all registered voters ahead of the 2020 election due to the coronavirus pandemic, a move that President Donald Trump is continuously attacking — saying it will lead to a fraudulent and rigged election. Chris Cillizza explains why the widespread election fraud Trump claims will happen is, well, unlikely.

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98 Comments on "The real reason Donald Trump hates mail-in ballots"

  1. Hey, Chris here – do you know how to register for a mail-in ballot in your state?

  2. Because he knows he’ll lose

    • @kiwiLover896 trumps approval rating is in the tank from his disastrous failure of covid….100k dead America wont forget come November..if he could stay off his childish Twitter account and keep his vile mouth shut…it might be close but we all know that he can’t help himself from being a sociopath

    • Christina Valdez | May 28, 2020 at 5:49 PM | Reply

      @None nope BIDEN 2020 MFER!!!!

    • Philipe Jones | May 28, 2020 at 5:49 PM | Reply

      Drew K You’re overly emotional, you’d better prep by panic buying some tissues.
      Those tears will be flowing in November😭😭😭😭

      Btw, he’s just given the order warning social media they must allow full free speech.
      You’re going to witness an exponential rise in opposing voices, just in time for November.
      Good luck.

    • @Philipe Jones who cares wtf humpty dumpty signs..hes just pissed because he spreads fake news on Twitter and they called him on it…trump is a child sociopath

  3. Rose Johnson-Tsosie | May 28, 2020 at 11:49 AM | Reply

    Is it true that Ivanka invested in Chinese Voting Machines? Hmmm?

  4. Trump needs something to blame when he loses reelection other than his own failure.

  5. I guess Donald just projected that he will be hiring professionals to engage in voter fraud.

    • Benjamin Franklin | May 28, 2020 at 5:36 PM | Reply

      Democrats have a business of doing that…you are welcome

    • snoop alert | May 28, 2020 at 5:51 PM | Reply

      Yeah the Democrats already have taken the dead
      Just remember mayor Richard p daily Democrat vote early vote often

    • Travis Adams | May 28, 2020 at 7:56 PM | Reply

      1. Reports of vote-by-mail ballots undelivered, tossed aside by postal workers. 2. Close Results In Paterson Vote Plagued By Fraud Claims; Over 3K Ballots Seemingly Set Aside. 3. Former Philadelphia Judge of Elections Indicted for Election Fraud in Favor of Democrats 4. 19 Arrests Later, a Texas Town Is Torn Apart Over Voter Fraud. 5. Texas border mayor charged for voter fraud, accused of rigging his own election

    • Maria Lindly | May 28, 2020 at 9:19 PM | Reply

      Kim Cleven YOU are projecting your stupidity! He’s AGAINST mail in Voting.

    • Primal Werewolf | May 28, 2020 at 10:38 PM | Reply

      @Benjamin Franklin no they dont russians are the reason trump is president now trump cant win an election without having someone to rigg it for him

  6. Wait this is the same guy who called the covid 19 “a Democraic Hoax”. After 100,000 U.S. deaths, 1 hell of a Democratic Hoax HUH..

  7. Trump will need something to hold onto as he’s dragged out of the office. It will be great.

    • moomoofish 1 | May 28, 2020 at 6:53 PM | Reply

      @Mr407Mike Their immoral authoritarian brains love their dictators.

    • Daddy-O Destiny | May 28, 2020 at 9:16 PM | Reply

      @Troy Stocker the funny thing is, the only ballot harvesting shown had been by the Republicans in NC, most recently.

    • Daddy-O Destiny | May 28, 2020 at 9:18 PM | Reply

      @Alla Veles Wait, which country are you from? If you need help understanding the constitution I’m sure we can help you.

    • Maria Lindly | May 28, 2020 at 9:24 PM | Reply

      cyanleopard At least we can be sure HIS wife WILL NOT try to STEAL the silverware.

    • cyanleopard Your candidate Joe Alzheimer’s Biden is really bringing out the voters. His bathroom rally’s were really inspiring. Still haven’t heard a single policy to make the country better. I’m sure he’ll come up with something before Nov.

  8. It’s rigged. Unless we win.
    Donny and his MAGAts in 2016

    • THE ANGRY QUAD | May 28, 2020 at 4:01 PM | Reply

      It’s rigged. Unless we win.
      Nancy and the Lefties 2020

    • Mueller Time | May 28, 2020 at 4:08 PM | Reply

      @Kiên Ng Trump rigged the primaries 10x over what the DNC cultists did? Lol Trump married his brother 10x more than ilhan Omar? Lol

    • Mueller Time | May 28, 2020 at 4:09 PM | Reply

      @Greg Bors lol. Yes, the DNC cult did rig it’s primary in 2016. Why did Debbie Wasserman Schultz resign from head of the DNC cult? Lol. How did fish fingers Biden win over Bernie? Lol

    • @Mueller Time Well , dirty Donnie did sleep with his daughter and rape a 13 year old at one of Epstein’s parties , but only after Jeff drugged her and tied her down first … such a manly man in his corset, wig , make up and his tiny little high heeled pumps , makes him a little taller than the First Hooker

    • Mueller Time | May 28, 2020 at 4:15 PM | Reply

      @wee huddy oh yeah? Where is your proof? Remember when Trump accuser E Jean Carrol called rape sexy on Anderson Cooper’s show? Lol. Your TDS will end up killing you.

      Have you accepted Trump as your president yet?

  9. …and he cheats at golf! 🇺🇸

  10. Imagine thinking the only way to commit voter fraud is by pretending you’re someone else at a poll…

  11. Kenny Thompson | May 28, 2020 at 12:37 PM | Reply

    If I owned twitter, I’d shut it down till January. Watch him implode

  12. aztecstargazer | May 28, 2020 at 12:38 PM | Reply

    Pushing to make voter registration mandatory in Colorado. And everyone gets a mail in ballot.

    • @Jeremy Jones To late, but mail in has never been found to have any fraud. #trumpvirus

    • @hunkey monkey Thanks for a bunch of fake news trumptard. #trumpvirus

    • Maria Lindly | May 28, 2020 at 9:07 PM | Reply

      Not only would Mandatory registration be Unconstitutional it would make way too many unwanted and unused ballots available to cheaters. The only people who want that are cheaters.

    • @Kate Linwood and yet, the facts pointed out to you in this video say otherwise.

    • aztecstargazer So that Democrats can have illegals vote by mail and cheat.

  13. CryptoThreevus | May 28, 2020 at 12:57 PM | Reply

    It’s easy to shut him up if he’s in handcuffs… just a thought. There’s plenty of evidence to do that on multiple counts… so let’s just do it. The longer he whines about his unfair world bubble that surrounds EXACTLY 1, the longer we ALL have to suffer. Time to throw away the key.

  14. I feel like he’s only saying this just so the electronic ballots can get hacked..?? Hmm… 🤔

  15. Military votes by mail. I guess they’re frauds and cheats, also….🤭.

    • @Chaud Poivron 👈”useful idiot”

    • @Austin Jackson 👈”useful idiot”

    • @Kate Linwood largest or smallest, democrat or republican, it all needs to be stopped. Both sides have done it and the loopholes need to be patched up

    • @Austin Jackson well i dun really care, all i care is Joe winning in November and like i said, ill be here consoleing you. Please do the same for me if Trump won ok?😃

    • Austin Jackson | May 28, 2020 at 8:01 PM | Reply

      @Solonavi aye i got respect that you admitted it ill give u that 😂😂😂 i never expected a democrat to admit mail in ballots will cause major fraud and that its only Democrats that want mail in ballot…..so i give you major creds for that 😂😂😂😂 but no i hope u cry yourself to sleep for the next 4 1/2 years of Trump 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊 ……and don’t forget about the debates 😂😂😂 joe cant even do a 15min skype without telling black people they are not black if they don’t vote for him….so just imagine what is going to happen during the debate 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 it is going to be the best moment in political history 😂😂😂

  16. Arturo Fiallo | May 28, 2020 at 1:28 PM | Reply

    Mail-in vote can´t be hacked by Rusia…

  17. ‘Cause he has dementia. He’s fixates on things.

  18. Tania Elliott | May 28, 2020 at 5:19 PM | Reply

    I wish everyone would call/tweet “LOSER”.
    Pretty sure that would make him lose it.
    Let’s rally, folks!

    • I’m not pro trump but I don’t see Biden having any chance of winning

    • Francyne Lane | May 28, 2020 at 7:34 PM | Reply

      Yes lets rally and then VOTE AMERICA 💙

    • Super Tramp | May 28, 2020 at 7:58 PM | Reply

      Adrian neither did I as a hold out progressive until Trumps recent executive order. Today he committed suicide with his open tantrum over being fact checked as he attempts to suppress votes.

    • We Are Free SD | May 28, 2020 at 9:11 PM | Reply

      Adrian so all the current numbers and polls even the one by trump news, I mean Fox News are wrong? They show Biden winning easily.

  19. Deanna Nolan | May 28, 2020 at 7:30 PM | Reply

    I completely agree that is going to be trump’s excuse when he loses.

    • Logan Striker | May 28, 2020 at 10:04 PM | Reply

      The Donald will win the popular vote like he did in 2016. The satanic baby eating pedos are in panic mode.

  20. Dennis Ovahn | May 28, 2020 at 7:37 PM | Reply

    Mail ballots allow EVERYONE who is registered to vote and that pisses him off.

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