Trump denounces mail-in balloting for November election

President Trump on Thursday said he believes mail-in balloting for the presidential election will lead to a “rigged” race.

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DONALD TRUMP: I just feel-- I don't want to delay. I want to have the election. But I also don't want to have to wait for three months and then find out that the ballots are all missing and the election doesn't mean anything. That's what's going to happen. See, that's common sense, and everyone knows it. Smart people know it. Stupid people may not know it, and some people don't want to talk about it, but they know it.

And, no, we want to have an election where people actually go in, and what's your name? My name is so-and-so. Boom, you sign the book like I've been doing for years. It's very, very unfair to our country.

If they do this, our country will be a laughingstock all over the world because everyone knows it doesn't work. How many ballots is they sending in California [INAUDIBLE], 28 million or some massive number? Other states are sending out millions and millions of ballots.

Well, they've done it. They had experiments. They had news organizations experimenting. And look, read the story in the "Washington Post" about mail-in voting. It's a disaster. I'm very surprised to see that story, frankly, from them. The story is a disaster.

So we're asking for a lot of trouble, and no. Do I want to see a date change? No, but I don't want to see a crooked election. This election will be the most rigged election in history if that happens.


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