(FiveNation.com)- A result of the Democrats’ push to implement universal mail-in voting for the November presidential election could mean that the results are delayed by months, President Donald Trump has warned. During an interview with Axios on GBO on Tuesday, President Trump explained how a series of problems, most notably mail-in voting, could cause havoc with the counting of votes.
“Now, because of the China virus, we’re supposed to stay at home, send millions of ballots all over the country. Millions and millions,” President Trump said. “You know, you could have a case where this election won’t be decided on the evening of November 3. This election could be decided two months later.”
It’s a troublesome thought, for multiple reasons. The first is that several months of counting and debating will cause huge division in American society and would likely mean the final result is contested. It makes it much harder for the American people to have faith in the system when so many variables can result in inaccuracies.
It would also mean that a transition team would not have time to properly put things in place for a new president, should President Trump be defeated (which is looking less likely than the day. American elections are decided on the night of the election or the morning following, and a change to this system could cause chaos.
“Lots of things will happen during that period of time, especially when you have tight margins,” President Trump said. “Lots of things can happen. There’s never been anything like this.”
President Trump discussed in detail during the interview how mail-in voting opens the system up for cheating, and even referred to an instance where “somebody got a ballot for a dog.”
It sounds shocking, but these things actually happen. A family in Atlanta recently discovered a voter registration form delivered to them for their cat, Cody Tims, who had died some 12 years earlier.
Axios tried to “fact check” President Trump, and cited numbers from the Brennan Center that suggest fraud is “rare” in federal elections where mail-in voting was used. However, the data doesn’t relate to the use of mail-in voting universally. Absentee voting and mail-in voting are different, and in states where ballots are automatically sent to every resident, then the hugely out-of-date voter rolls will mean people who have either died or moved out of state would be sent ballots.
Can you imagine how easy that makes it for people to commit electoral fraud by just signing someone else’s ballot that turned up at their door?
If things like this happen on a wide scale, then the election results could well be delayed by months…if not more!