Trump: voting by mail threatens the election more than foreign interference

The President said that such a vote is “dangerous” for the United States, while his opponent Biden welcomed absentee participation in the election.

President Donald Trump has said that the growing number of mail-in ballots poses a more significant threat to the integrity of upcoming elections than foreign interference.

“The biggest threat to this election is governors from opposition parties controlling ballots, millions of ballots,” Trump said at a White House news conference. – From my perspective, this is a much more significant threat than other countries, because much of what was said about other countries turned out to be untrue.”

US intelligence officials have warned that China, Iran, and Russia are trying to influence the outcome of the 2020 election. They also claimed that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

Many states have expanded voting by mail opportunities due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ten states send out ballots to voters, while others send out application forms for absentee voting.

“This is very dangerous for our country,” Trump said, commenting on the situation with ballots sent without corresponding statements. – And you know who knows this better than others? Democrats.”

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden hailed the vote by mail as a way to ensure voter turnout during the coronavirus pandemic.