BREAKING: Trump Warns Dems are “Clamoring for” Mail-in Voting, Sees “Tremendous Potential for Voter Fraud”

President Trump spoke out against main-in ballots and a practice known as “ballot harvesting” Tuesday evening.

President Trump:

Mail ballots — they cheat. Okay? People cheat. Mail ballots are a very dangerous thing for this country ’cause there’re cheaters. They go and collect them. They’re fraudulent in many cases.

Trump then tweeted Wednesday morning:

Republicans should fight very hard when it comes to state wide mail-in voting. Democrats are clamoring for it. Tremendous potential for voter fraud, and for whatever reason, doesn’t work out well for Republicans.

CBS News reports President Trump expressed disdain for mail-in ballots Tuesday night, despite the fact that many states are urging voters to vote by mail to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

“The mailed ballots are corrupt, in my opinion. And they collect them, and they get people to go in and sign them, and then they’re forgeries in many occasions. It’s a horrible thing,” Mr. Trump said at the task force briefing.

The president also discussed Wisconsin, which is holding its primary election today. It’s the only state that is holding in-person voting this month, despite “stay-home” guidance from Governor Tony Evers. Mr. Trump was asked about the possibility that people might get sick after standing in long lines for hours to vote in Wisconsin. He blamed Democrats, claiming that Wisconsin Democrats tried to delay the primary date for the state only after he had endorsed a judicial candidate in Tuesday’s election.

“As soon as I endorsed him, they wanted to move the election,” Mr. Trump said.

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, a Democrat, tried to move the date of the primary to June and extend absentee voting, citing concern for the safety of voters amid the pandemic. Republicans in the legislature blocked him with state and federal lawsuits. Both the U.S. and state supreme courts weighed in, denying the extension of absentee voting and stopping Evers from moving the primary date.