President Trump touched on the importance of securing the U.S. election system this week while on-air with Real America’s Voice. He noted that the strategy of focusing on “same day” voting for Republicans “wasn’t working” amid Democrats’ continued push for mail-in ballots and prolonged voting periods.
He acknowledged, “Republicans do like to vote on Tuesday, they like to go vote and see the vote and feel it – you know, they’re proud Americans. That’s the way it’s been. And by the way, that’s the way it should be.”
Trump pointed out, “When you have mail-in ballots, you’re never going to get an honest vote…they’re being sent to people that aren’t supposed to be getting them. There’s no security. It’s disgraceful.”
He highlighted France’s abandonment of the mail-in voting system and their return to a consolidated, same-day voting system with paper ballots. Trump stated, “That’s where we should be, too. And we’ve got to get it back, and [that’s] one of the things I’ll do, is get that back.”
In 2020, the onset of the Covid pandemic conveniently facilitated a nationwide push toward using mail-in ballots for voting. Pew Research Center found that a little over 50 percent of the presidential primary votes cast in 2020, for example, were by mail.
Since the 2020 presidential election, countless reports and claims have been made regarding alleged irregularities and problems with mail-in ballots. Former GOP gubernatorial Kari Lake has famously challenged the election processes that took place in Maricopa County’s 2022 midterm election.
According to page 44 of an initial lawsuit that she brought against the county’s election officials and former Arizona Democrat Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, she alleged 298,942 votes received on Election Day received no chain of custody documentation. These included ballots retrieved from ballot drop boxes and early-vote ballots.
Per RSBN, President Trump has additionally lent his support recently to the Bank Your Vote campaign, which urges Republicans to vote early.