Trump, down in polls and busy sabotaging the postal service, is already trying to create doubt about 2020 election - 2020-08-15

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F1.png Trump, down in polls and busy sabotaging the postal service, is already trying to create doubt about 2020 election August 15, 2020, AJ Vincens, Mother Jones

As Donald Trump's strategy of hobbling the US Postal Service to undermine mail voting comes into clearer focus, it might be easy to forget that the president is also going to great lengths to weaken confidence in the voting system more generally.

The president stoked that part of his war Saturday morning, retweeting a tweet from Republican National Committee spokesperson Elizabeth Harrington claiming that Democrats are knowingly engaging in fraudulent behavior via mail voting:

What the president may not realize is that he's showing voters that even though problems exist—some serious and in need of sustained public education campaigns by local election officials—the situation he points to as evidence that mail voting can't be trusted is an example of how hard it would be to rig elections at scale with mail ballots.

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{{cite news | first = AJ | last = Vincens | title = Trump, down in polls and busy sabotaging the postal service, is already trying to create doubt about 2020 election | url = https://www.motherjones.com/2020-elections/2020/08/trump-down-in-polls-and-busy-sabotaging-the-postal-service-is-already-trying-to-create-doubt-about-2020-election/ | work = Mother Jones | date = August 15, 2020 | accessdate = August 16, 2020 }}