Fox News anchor Chris Wallace completely blew up one of President Donald Trump’s favorite conspiracy theories on Friday, using facts to destroy the president’s claims that absentee balloting causes massive voter fraud.
Once again this week, Trump again reiterated his favorite lies about absentee balloting, remarking:
“If people mail in ballots there’s a lot of illegality they send in ballots that they harvest ballots you know all about harvesting and they do lots of bad things, ah, ideally people go out and they vote. Now, if you need a mail-in ballot if you need a specific, like, for example, I’m in the White House and I have to send the ballot to Florida, that makes sense.”
“They send in thousands and thousands of fake ballots” — Trump just totally makes stuff up in hopes of getting people to believe that mail-in voting is ripe for fraud pic.twitter.com/MCcKCHDx9n
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 20, 2020
Those assertions by Trump, Wallace noted, are complete BS:
“I’ve done some deep dive in it. There really is no record of massive fraud, or even serious fraud, from mail-in voting. It’s being carried out in Republican states, it’s being carried out in Democratic states. There’s no indication that mail-in voting as opposed to in-person voting tends to favor one party over another – if anything, it tends to favor Republican.”
Wallace also pointed out that the vast majority of those who vote absentee are senior citizens:
“The people – now we’re talking about outside a pandemic – historically who tended to vote most often by mail are elderly people.”
So what exactly is Donald Trump afraid of? It’s quite simple: He’s afraid that if you make it easier for more people to vote, turnout will increase, and high turnout historically favors Democrats. If turnout it up to levels reminiscent of 2008 and 2012, when President Obama won two terms in office, there’s a very good chance that Trump and his GOP allies will lose and lose big.
Make no mistake: Donald Trump doesn’t give two hoots in hell about voter fraud. His fear is losing because people are sick and tired of him and want to register their disgust with their ballots.
Chris Wallace pours cold water on Trump’s mail-in voting lies
Wallace: “There really is no record of massive fraud, or even serious fraud from mail-in voting … When people get their ballots and mail them in themselves, no history of fraud at all.” pic.twitter.com/4cyYDu26iu
— Lis Power (@LisPower1) May 22, 2020
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