President Donald Trump is getting nervous about his chances of winning a second term in office, and you don’t have to look any further than his Twitter feed to see his concern over what may transpire in the 2020 election.

In recent days, polls have shown Trump trailing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden by as much as 11 points. And voters in key states such as Florida are saying they no longer trust anything the president says about the dangers from COVID-19.

So, as you might expect, Trump is whining that the coming election will be “rigged”:

Why in the world is Trump focused on California? He has absolutely no chance of winning there, and the Republican Party is almost extinct in the Golden State. But the larger point Trump is making is that if the country has to resort to absentee voting in November (a distinct possibility if cases of coronavirus spike dramatically), he’s worried he’ll lose because voter participation will likely be very high.

Even Fox News has completely debunked Trump’s claims of fraud when it comes to mail voting, with host Chris Wallace saying recently:

“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.”

Clearly, Trump wants to create a scenario where if he loses his bid for reelection, he can claim he was cheated out of the presidency. Nothing is ever his fault, so he can’t just admit he’s been whipped if indeed there’s a large Democratic win later this year.

Don’t forget, Trump whined about the 2016 election being “rigged” long before the votes were counted. But when he won, he changed his tune, furious when anyone suggested he might have cheated with the help of Russia.

This is all classic Trumpian behavior. He’s worried so he’s creating conspiracy theories. And there’s more (and much worse) to come.

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