President Donald Trump threw a late-night hissy fit about mail-in voting on Sunday night, apparently laying the groundwork to claim mass voter fraud on Election Night if he loses to former Vice President Joe Biden.

Voting by mail is a long tradition that goes all the way back to the Civil War. Our military has voted by mail ever since and millions of absentee ballots are sent through the mail every year with few, if any, issues.

In fact, whole states such as Utah and Oregon vote by mail. So other states should definitely be able to institute vote by mail. That’s exactly what several states are doing, including Michigan, especially in the midst of a pandemic when Americans would be safer if they voted by mail instead of waiting in long lines at crowded polling places.

But Trump has been lashing out against vote by mail, even getting fact-checked by Twitter for lying about it.

The night after getting his a** handed to him in Tulsa at his sparsely attended rally, Trump once again took aim at mail-in voting by claiming that it will result in a “rigged election” against him and allow a foreign nation to print out ballots to send in.

Needless to say, these are unsubstantiated claims that have no basis in reality. Each state prints off their own ballots and there’s never been a case of a foreign country trying to forge these ballots. However, there is evidence that foreign nations have tried to hack electronic voting machines. Voters are also required to submit certain information in order to get an absentee ballot, which helps prevent fraud.

Furthermore, it should be pointed out that Trump is the one who has solicited help from foreign governments in this upcoming election. Not only did he try to extort Ukraine into interfering with the election for him, Trump even asked China to help him win, according to former National Security Adviser John Bolton.

And we already know that Russia interfered with the 2016 Election on Trump’s behalf and plans to do so again this year.

Clearly, the only one trying to commit fraud here is Trump as he invites foreign interference to help him win and tries to deny millions of Americans the right to vote by mail. It should be pointed out that he and members of his family and staff have voted by mail for years. As usual, Trump is a hypocrite, and you can bet he will claim mass voter fraud if he loses in November, setting the stage for him to refuse to leave office.

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