Approving federal funding for nationwide postal voting will only invite the Democratic Party to exploit the upcoming election, the president said.
Democrats have asked for $3.5 billion to help up to 153 million registered voters avoid voting in person and instead cast their ballots at the local U.S. Postal Service (USPS) office due to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus.
However, the Trump administration will not be pushed into approving billions of taxpayer dollars for USPS to deliver millions of postal votes for the general election on Nov. 3.
“[Democrats] want $3.5 billion for something that will turn out to be fraudulent that is election money basically,” President Donald Trump told Fox Business.
The Oval Office has serious concerns that postal voting will severely damage the integrity of the national electoral system.
“You see how bad it has been with this Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) [absentee voting] scam,” the president said. “She scammed her way into an election. She probably lost but they said [the] mail-in ballots are all mixed up.”
He also recalled similar problems in a special election in Patterson, New Jersey, and about 500,000 unverified applications for ballots.
“Nobody even knows who it got sent to, dogs, it got sent to dead people,” he said. “Nobody has no idea what happened. They said they made a mistake, I am sorry … how do you feel about Virginia going in there to have 500,000 phony ballot applications? This is all over.”
The president believes the real cost of doing postal voting is at least seven times higher than the $3.5 billion amount, making conventional voting at polling stations much more cost effective.
“[It will cost] $25 billion for the post office because the post office is going to have to go to town to get these ridiculous ballots in,” he said. “There is nothing wrong with getting out and voting. They voted during World War One and Two, and they should have voter ID because the Democrats scammed the system.”
In any case, the Democrats will fail to enact postal voting if the Republican Party does not support the measure in the Senate.
“They are not getting there,” the president said. “If they do not get those two items that means you cannot have universal mail-in voting because they are not equipped to have it. If we do not make the deal that means they do not get the money that means they cannot have universal mail-in voting, it just cannot happen.”