UPDATED 8:52 AM PT — Tuesday, May 26, 2020
President Trump recently slammed Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive order to send mail-in ballots to voters in the state of California.
In a pair of tweets Tuesday, the president noted that the mail-in ballots would most likely be “substantially fraudulent.” He added that mail boxes could be robbed, which then could lead to forged ballots.
….living in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there, will get one. That will be followed up with professionals telling all of these people, many of whom have never even thought of voting before, how, and for whom, to vote. This will be a Rigged Election. No way!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2020
The president pointed out that Newsom is sending ballots to everyone in the state “no matter who they are and how they got there.” His comments echod his remarks during a meeting last week with the governors of Arkansas and Kansas.
“Mail in ballots are very dangerous, there’s tremendous fraud involved and tremendous illegality,” he stressed. President Trump went on to say “this will be a rigged election.”
This comes as the Republican National Committee and two other Republican groups are suing California to stop the state from mailing out absentee ballots.