“Trump Again Assails Mail-In Voting”


In his latest assault on voting by mail, President Trump said on Monday that he thought the Democratic primary in New York’s 12th Congressional District should be rerun because of lengthy delays in counting mail-in ballots.

Prompted by a question at an afternoon news conference, Mr. Trump also claimed that he had the right to take executive action to stop the broader use of mail-in ballots nationwide, but he said “we haven’t gotten there yet.” He offered no details on what authority he would cite to override state laws that allowed mail-in voting.

The president has been raging against voting by mail for several months, claiming without evidence that the process is plagued by fraud and insisting that the broader use of mail-in ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic will corrupt the 2020 presidential election. “Universal mail-in ballots is going to be a great embarrassment to our country,” he said.


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