November is looming large on the horizon, and the controversy surrounding mail-in voting continues to grow. Could this option result in inaccuracies and even potential fraud?
President Donald Trump certainly thinks so — he typically stands up against mail-in voting, and recently warned of delayed results for the November 3 election.
But former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is going another route.
She believes the Trump campaign and Republicans might have a special “sabotage” plan that could help the President get reelected.
In her view, the possible delay of mail-in ballots could actually benefit Trump.
From Fox News:
Hillary Clinton speculated that ‘sabotage’ of the United States Postal Service (USPS) could become the ‘Trump strategy’ in aiding his reelection victory in November.
This week, Clinton cited a Philadelphia Inquirer article that talked about mail delays in the city, due to USPS staff cuts.
Then she said this issue could become nationwide, and it’ll make mail-in voting “more difficult this fall.”
She added that some Philadelphia residents have seen up to three-week delays of letters and packages. This happened after the USPS was forced to eliminate overtime and slash work hours.
Union leaders claim the mail is piling up and mail carriers are becoming “overwhelmed.” And this doesn’t bode well for the mail-in voting option come November.
It’s feasible that U.S. citizens in other cities and regions are experiencing similar issues. If this is the case, one wonders how the already strained USPS will deal with millions of mail-in ballots.
Clinton wasn’t specific as to how a delay could benefit Trump, but she does believe it’s a Republican “strategy” of sorts.
Perhaps if it’s determined that too many ballots are lost or miscounted, the election would have to be re-run at a later date. And this would allow Trump to remain in power for longer.
Either way, the mail-in vote option remains entirely up in the air.
- Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton believes the Trump campaign might be trying to “sabotage” the USPS.
- As the postal service has been forced to cut back in recent months, this could lead to major problems for mail-in ballots.
- In turn, Clinton says this could benefit the incumbent in the long run.
Source: Fox News