White House Advisor Miller Calls Mail-in Voting “Catastrophic”
One day after President Trump drew ire from critics for suggesting that the upcoming 2020 Presidential election should be postponed for what he believes would be voter fraud as a result of mail-in-ballots, Stephen Miller, political advisor to the President, is doubling down on the idea.
In an interview with Fox news, the controversial political advisor said that the idea of mail-in-voting is “catastrophic, arguing that “nobody has their identity confirmed” when it comes to voting by mail.
In speaking to Fox and Friends, Miller commented, “here is a shocking thing for your audience to consider: nobody who mails in a ballot has their identity confirmed.” He added, “nobody checks to see if they’re even a U.S. citizen. Think about that.”
Because of this, Miller believes that voting by mail will invite interference that will happen on “a scale potentially millions of people.” Specifically, “any foreign national – talk about foreign elections interference – can mail in a ballot and nobody even verifies if they’re a citizen in the United States of America.”
The President received criticism after he took to Twitter to voice his disapproval of the 2020 election relying on “Universal Mail-in Voting,) making the distinction that Absentee Voting “is good.”
The President said that this would 2020 “the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history,” adding that “it will be a great embarrassment to the USA” before questioning if the US should “delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???”
With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2020