President Trump: "If you can protest in person, you can vote in person"

by Bryan Brammer · Aug 19th, 2020 2:50 pm

Last Updated Aug 21st, 2020 at 12:13 pm

As Democrats demand universal mail-in voting for the 2020 presidential election, President Trump on Wednesday reminded them that if people can "protest in person," they can certainly "vote in person."

The president's tweet comes amid scores of protests and riots that state governors have allowed despite their own stay-at-home restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

While hundreds of people gather in large groups to protest racial inequality, Democrats have pushed for Americans to vote by mail in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

In a phone interview Monday with the hosts of "Fox & Friends," Trump said universal mail-in voting is susceptible to fraud and that the election will not be "fair."

"I have to tell you, that if you go with this universal mail-in ... tens of millions of ballots being sent to everybody and their dogs, dogs are getting them okay, people that have been dead for 25 years are getting them, you have to see what's happening, then you're never going to have a fair election," Trump said.


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