Donald Trump says 2020 election will be rigged, making grounds for not leaving if he loses



WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Monday said the 2020 Presidential elections “will be the most rigged election in our nations history,” ostensibly because of the rise in use of mail-in ballots because of the coronavirus, igniting concerns that he may not leave office even if he loses.


In a pair of striking tweets, the U.S President cast doubts on the American electoral process already under a shadow after the events of 2016 when he was elected, specifically targeting mail-in ballots. Although mail-in ballots have been in use for decades, and was even used by Trump and his family members to vote in recent elections, the President now believes they will be manipulated to defeat him.


“RIGGED 2020 ELECTION: MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WILL BE PRINTED BY FOREIGN COUNTRIES, AND OTHERS. IT WILL BE THE SCANDAL OF OUR TIMES!” Trump tweeted in all caps, following it up with “Because of MAIL-IN BALLOTS, 2020 will be the most RIGGED Election in our nations history - unless this stupidity is ended. We voted during World War One & World War Two with no problem, but now they are using Covid in order to cheat by using Mail-Ins!”


Pollsters and political commentators believe the urban-educated, who are more likely to be Democrats, will use mail-in ballots in greater numbers in the upcoming election to avoid going to polling stations because of fears of the coronavirus. Trump supporters, who are largely from middle or rural America and tend to be less educated, are more skeptical of the coronavirus and are more likely to vote in person.


Consequently, some pundits see Trump casting doubts on the mail-in process and preparing grounds for not conceding and leaving office in the event of a defeat. Already polls are showing the President iw trailing his presumptive rival Joe Biden by huge margins, even in toss up states. Saturday’s disastrous rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where only 6200 people turned up (according to the local fire department) after Trump had claimed millions had sought tickets, has furthered the impression that the President is heading towards a rout.


The U.S President was ridiculed on social media for his effort to sully the electoral process with critics reminding him that several surveys and studies had shown no significant problems with mail-in ballots and very few instances of voter id fraud that Trump alleges occurs in huge numbers. After losing the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes to Hillary Clinton in 2016, Trump had suggested it happened because of illegal voting by immigrants but studies did not support the allegation.




P Srinivasan

Trump is a patriot, though not wise. But Biden is a traitor.


Vande Matram

They are both patriots. and there's no question of Trump leaving if he gets defeated in the electoral college ... the elections don't matter ... once the result is certified by the states, and delegates assigned, the election is practically over.



Sanjay Kamath

Trump can see his future now so he is starting with blame game, Modi will do the same just wait till 2024.



Frequent Flyer

This idiot's rally flopped with only 6000 ppl attending. His campaign had claimed 1 million registrations for the rally. Stadium could fit 19000. Many teenagers signed but did not come so basically fooled him. His chances of losing are high due to his miserable performance on many issues including corona. He is laying out excuses beforehand.



Mark James

Trump is such a loser. lol




What he means is that he is going to rig it and blame it on Biden.



Thadikkaran Guru

As long as NaMo remains our PM, Trump will remain president of The USA. Both are experts on voting



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