During a press briefing on Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany hit a wall after a reporter asked her what law President Donald Trump thinks the state of Michigan is breaking by sending absentee ballot applications to 7.7 million voters.

Michigan’s Secretary of State made the decision to send the applications so that anyone who wants to vote by mail to avoid the risk of contracting the coronavirus can do so.

In response, Trump accused the state of committing voter fraud and breaking some imaginary law before threatening to deny the state their rightful federal funds in retaliation.

Trump also threatened Nevada for considering letting voters vote by mail.

Now, it should be pointed out that Trump himself votes by mail. So does the military and several states such as Utah and Oregon. There’s no law saying a state cannot expand democracy by letting registered voters cast their ballots through the mail.

And when asked what law Trump believes Michigan is violating, McEnany was stumped.

“Again, I’d reference you to the campaign, these are ballot questions and I’d reference you to the campaign on that,” McEnany said in an attempt to evade.

“He’s the president,” the reporter fired back. “That’s not a campaign question that’s about the president of the United States saying a state broke the law.”

All McEnany could do was ramble about it being a campaign question and citing a 40-year-old unscientific study out of context where the opinions expressed didn’t have the benefit of today’s technology and fraud prevention safeguards.

Here’s the video via YouTube:

Trump is threatening these states because they are swing states that is he desperate to win in November. Vote-by-mail would allow more people to vote, and that’s not good for Trump and Republicans.

But because states control elections and the secretaries of state oversee them, they are well within their power to institute vote-by-mail. Trump’s just going to have to get over it.

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