The real reason Donald Trump hates mail-in ballots

The real reason Donald Trump hates mail-in ballots

California wants to send mail-in ballots to all registered voters ahead of the 2020 election due to the coronavirus pandemic, a move that President Donald Trump is continuously attacking — saying it will lead to a fraudulent and rigged election. Chris Cillizza explains why the widespread election fraud Trump claims will happen is, well, unlikely.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING
Here's the *real* reason Donald Trump is attacking mail-in ballots
https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/26/politics/mail-in-ballot-vote-by-mail-trump/index.html
President Trump today
https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/trump-today-april-5-18/h_87404d52bccb57988e10149cbd55ac90

General Election: Trump vs. Biden
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2020/president/us/general_election_trump_vs_biden-6247.html

The Truth about Voter Fraud
https://www.brennancenter.org/sites/default/files/legacy/The%20Truth%20About%20Voter%20Fraud.pdf

In 5-Year Effort, Scant Evidence of Voter Fraud
https://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/12/washington/12fraud.html

Political operative at center of North Carolina election fraud controversy indicted
https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/27/politics/north-carolina-political-fraud-indictment/index.html

A comprehensive investigation of voter impersonation finds 31 credible incidents out of one billion ballots cast
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2014/08/06/a-comprehensive-investigation-of-voter-impersonation-finds-31-credible-incidents-out-of-one-billion-ballots-cast/

There have been just four documented cases of voter fraud in the 2016 election
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/12/01/0-000002-percent-of-all-the-ballots-cast-in-the-2016-election-were-fraudulent/?utm_term=.91df01843bc1

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