US President Donald Trump said that he does not want the presidential election scheduled for November 3 to be postponed due to the coronavirus, but again opposed voting by mail.
Earlier on Thursday, the head of state expressed concern about the possible expansion of voting by mail, which, in his opinion, is fraught with fraud. At the same time, he wondered whether the presidential election could be postponed to avoid voting by mail because of COVID-19. This assumption caused a sharp rejection from both Democrats and Trump’s fellow Republicans.
“I don’t want a delay (in holding elections). I want the election to take place. But I also don’t want to wait three months and then find out that all the ballots are missing and the election doesn’t mean anything,” Trump said at a news conference.
He explained that he wants everyone to vote in the elections when they present their identity documents.
Experts note that in the case of remote voting, more voters who support the Democrats will be able to take part in them, including in the so-called “disputed states” where there is no clear advantage of one of the parties.