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Trump says election will be a ‘fraudulent mess’ and we ‘may NEVER know who won because of mail-in ballots’
PRESIDENT Trump tweeted on Saturday to say the upcoming election would be a "fraudulent mess" and the country "will maybe never know who won".
Trump was referring to an issue he has repeatedly pushed – without any factual evidence – that the mail-in voting system is "rigged".
"The Democrats know the 2020 Election will be a fraudulent mess," he tweeted. "Will maybe never know who won!"
Despite the president's baseless claims that voting by mail would lead to fraud, he and the First Lady requested mail-in ballots for Florida's primary election.
Trump's tweet on Saturday was the latest attack against the mail-in system, which has been front and center recently.
States have moved to make mail-in voting easier, to help protect Americans against catching coronavirus if they go to polling stations.
However Trump has railed against the move, even going so far as to admit he is deliberately blocking funding to the United States Postal Service.
The president said Thursday he's blocking the $2trillion stimulus package put forth by Democrats because it allots $25billion in emergency funding to the US Postal Service, which he said was "election money" for mail-in ballots.
Speaking on Fox News's Mornings with Maria, Trump said: "That's election money basically.
"If they don't get those two items, that means you can't have universal mail-in voting."
Trump continued: "Now, if we don't make a deal, that means they don't get the money. That means they can't have universal mail-in voting. They just can't have it."
Trump said he is unwilling to budge on the $25billion Democrats will allocate to the Postal Service because it will lead to a rigged election.
Last week, Barack Obama lashed out at Trump claiming the president cares more about "suppressing the vote" than COVID-19.
The former POTUS targeted Trump in a tweet on Friday, after President Trump admitted he was intentionally blocking funding for the USPS.
"Everyone depends on the USPS," Obama tweeted.
"Seniors for their Social Security, veterans for their prescriptions, small businesses trying to keep their doors open.
"They can't be collateral damage for an administration more concerned with suppressing the vote than suppressing a virus."
Obama claimed the Trump Administration was engaged in "attempts to undermine the election."
He urged his followers to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in November, and to vote early in states that allow it.
"The more votes in early, the less likely you're going to see a last minute crunch, both at polling places and in states where mail-in ballots are permitted," Obama said.