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'A rigged election waiting to happen' Donald Trump warns of mail-in voting disaster predicting China and Russia will be 'grabbing plenty' of ballots

President Donald Trump has warned of a mail-in voting disaster waiting to happen predicting that China and Russia will snatch plenty of ballots in this year's general election. 
In an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity, the president said that mail-in ballots are a 'rigged election waiting to happen' and that 'China and Russia, they'll be grabbing plenty of them [ballots]'. 
'This whole thing with his mail-in ballots, that's a rigged election waiting to happen. It's rigged and everyone knows it,' Trump said on the Hannity show last night.
'You can't send out 16 million mail-in ballots ... who knows who's getting them?
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House August 11, 2020 in Washington, DC
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House August 11, 2020 in Washington, DC
In an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity, the president said that mail-in ballots are a 'rigged election waiting to happen' and that 'China and Russia, they'll be grabbing plenty of them'
In an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity, the president said that mail-in ballots are a 'rigged election waiting to happen' and that 'China and Russia, they'll be grabbing plenty of them'
'The mailmen are going to get them, people are going to just grab batches of them and you talk about China and Russia, they'll be grabbing plenty of them. 
'It's a disaster. It's a rigged election waiting to happen.' 
Yesterday's comments were the most recent rally from Trump against the mail-in voter system.  
'This is going to be the biggest election disaster in history,' Trump predicted of the November contest at the start of this month, adding the results may never be known. 

'You won't know the election result for weeks, months, maybe years after. Maybe you'll never know the election result. And that's what I'm concerned with. It'll be fixed. It'll be rigged,' he said at the White House during an event with police chiefs.
'Watch what happens,' he said. 
The GOP and Trump's reelection campaign have massively increased their legal budget this year to fight efforts, coming from Democrats, to drastically change the standard voting procedures due to the coronavirus pandemic. 
However, Democrats claim that cases of voter fraud are far less likely than currently being predicted by Republicans. 

A United States Postal Service (USPS) carrier makes his rounds on August 05, 2020 in New York City. The USPS, the nation's national mail carrier service, is under increased scrutiny from politicians who are warning that the agency is not prepared to handle the tens of millions of mail-in ballots which are expected to be sent for the November election
A United States Postal Service (USPS) carrier makes his rounds on August 05, 2020 in New York City. The USPS, the nation's national mail carrier service, is under increased scrutiny from politicians who are warning that the agency is not prepared to handle the tens of millions of mail-in ballots which are expected to be sent for the November election
They accuse the GOP of attempting to drive down voter turnout to improve their chances of winning come November. 
'It's just common sense,' Trump argued on Hannity yesterday. 'You wouldn't even have to know anything about politics or elections. It's common sense.'     
Trump stopped short of slamming mail-in ballots in their entirety. Absentee ballots, he said, are 'okay'.  
'An absentee ballot is okay ...,' he said, 'but these mail-in ballots where they send millions of them all over the country, it's going to be a rigged election, and this country shouldn't allow it.'
If the courts don't intervene, 'you'll never know who won the election,' Trump said. 
'It hasn't worked in little districts. Small little defined districts, they can't do it. It's an impossibility. Plus, the post office isn't set up for this,' Trump said. 
'The post office is not set up for millions -- when you look at what they did in Nevada ... where they're sending millions of ballots [to registered voters] and you don't have to have a confirmed signature, there's nothing to say that that person signed it.
'It's going to be catastrophic corruption.' 
Earlier this month, Trump slammed Nevada officials for approving a vote-by-mail election for this November and pointed to a New York congressional primary that was held on June 23 and remains undecided as a reason to fear mail-in ballots for the presidential election. 
Trump has repeatedly used the example of voter fraud with mail-in ballots in Paterson, New Jersey, as evidence the process could cause unintended consequences in the general election. 
The New Jersey Attorney General filed voting fraud charges in June against 1st Ward Councilman Michael Jackson, 3rd Ward Council-Elect Alex Mendez and two other men.
The charges came weeks after the May 12 local election where the Passaic County Board of Elections did not count 800 city ballots that were found scattered across different municipalities.
'We've had a lot of problems, just take a look at what's gone on over the last month. And take a look at Paterson, New Jersey. Small city in New Jersey. I think they said something like 20 per cent of the ballots were corrupted or something happened with them,' he said. 

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