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Trump on Mail-In Ballots: "Maybe You'll Never Know The Election Result"

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President Donald Trump warned an influx of mail-in ballots will lead to not having an election winner for weeks or months, if ever.

"They think they’re going to send hundreds of millions of ballots all over the United States, and it’s going to come out," Trump said at an event for police on Friday. "You won’t know the election result for weeks, months, maybe years after. Maybe you’ll never know the election result, and that’s what I’m concerned with. It’ll be fixed. It’ll be rigged. People ought to get smart. And I just hope our Republican voters, the people that are for you, are going to do what they have to do."


REPORTER: Mr. President, if we could ask you, specifically: We heard yesterday you were — your frustrations about how long it’ll take to count the ballots here. Then why aren’t you spending more energy to get the resources and the funding for the states that they want to be able to secure this election for all Americans?

THE PRESIDENT: Peter, you know nothing about my energy. Okay?

Q What are you doing, specifically?

THE PRESIDENT: You know nothing about what I’m doing.

Q What are you doing?

THE PRESIDENT: Listen, you know nothing about what I do.

Q The Americans are listening: What are you doing?

THE PRESIDENT: So, on NBC — I just told you about the false report that NBC put out the other night about the mayor of Portland. And this is the kind of stuff you get.

You’ll see what happens. And it’s common sense. Everyone knows mail-in ballots are a disaster. You just have to take a look at the last recent — take a look at New York City. Look at New York, they’re still counting your ballots, Pat.

MR. LYNCH: Yeah.

THE PRESIDENT: Do you know that?

Mr. LYNCH: That’s right.

THE PRESIDENT: They had a race, a small race, by comparison — by comparison, tiny. It’s so messed up; they have no idea. There are ballots missing — thousands and thousands of ballots are missing. They think they’re going to send hundreds of millions of ballots all over the United States, and it’s going to come out. You won’t know the election result for weeks, months, maybe years after. Maybe you’ll never know the election result, and that’s what I’m concerned with. It’ll be fixed. It’ll be rigged. People ought to get smart. And I just hope our Republican voters, the people that are for you, are going to do what they have to do.

Absentee ballots are great, because absentee ballots — you have to go through a process to get them and it’s — it’s actually a great thing. Absentee ballots. I’m going to be voting absentee. An absentee ballot is one thing. A universal mail-in ballot is a disaster. These governors are going to send out millions of ballots. They don’t even know where they’re sending them. I already have friends that got ballots for a son who died seven years ago. When they get — you don’t even want to talk about it.

But the media knows this. Actually, the Washington Post wrote a great article — of all groups. A week ago, the Washington Post wrote a great article that this is a disaster. This is going to be the greatest election disaster in history.

And, by the way, you guys like to talk about Russia and China and other places? They’ll be able to forge ballots. They’ll forge them. They’ll do whatever they have to do. People should go and they should vote or do an absentee ballot.
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