President Donald Trump accused Democrats of trying to rig the election by using the "China virus" as an excuse to use mail-in ballots to vote. President Donald Trump addressed the Turning Point USA student convention on Tuesday and told young conservatives that they are fighting against people who "don't love our country" and the "sickness" of those pushing left-wing oppression
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: The Democrats are also trying to rig the election by sending out tens of millions of mail-in ballots using the China virus as the excuse for allowing people not to go to the polls. Hey, we have a virus. Come. We have to send--think of it. California. He's going to be sending out millions and millions of ballots. Well, where are they going? Where are these ballots going? Who is getting them? Who is not getting them? A little section that's Republican.
Will they be stolen from mailboxes as they get put in by the mailmen? Will they be taken from the mailmen and the mailwomen? Will they be forged? Who is signing them? Who's signing them? What, are they signed in a kitchen table and sent in? Will they be counterfeited by groups inside our nation? Will they be counterfeited maybe by the millions by foreign powers who don't want to see Trump win because nobody has been tougher on trade or making our country great again. Nobody.
No, mail-in ballots as a disaster for our country. It's going to end up in a big fight. You know, look--look, just just forget about all of this stuff. Forget about speeches and teleprompters and all of that. They send out millions of ballots. Who's getting them? How are they delivered? Who is not getting them? Think of it. It's going to be fraud all over the place.
And if you look right now--if you look right now, look at all of the disputes they're having on mail-in ballots. A friend of mine who is a great guy had a son who passed away seven years ago. Seven years ago. He came to see me the other day. He said they just sent to my son Robert a mail-in ballot. He died seven years ago. There's no way they can control that.
With mail-in ballots, you introduce something in the middle of an election year and you have something where it's very complex. You have no time to fix this very complex process. It's very complex. This will be, in my opinion, the most corrupt election in the history of our country and we cannot let this happen. They want it to happen so badly.
We believe in the sacred principle of one person, one vote, and that's why we are fighting for the entire integrity of our elections.
Absentee ballots are fine. Absentee ballots are fine. Like, I live in the White House and if I can't get to Florida or you or you live wherever you live, you can't--but you have to go through a process. Some people just can't make it to a polling station and they have good reason. But they have to go through this process in order to verify their identity. People went to the polls and voted during World War I. They went to the polls and voted during World War II. We can safely go to the polls and vote during COVID-19.