President Trump ripped the “SCAM” of mail-in ballots in the U.S. today in a heated statement posted to Truth Social, roasting Maricopa County election officials after they voted to certify their highly dubious 2022 election results. “REMEMBER, YOU CAN NEVER HAVE FAIR & FREE ELECTIONS WITH MAIL-IN BALLOTS – NEVER, NEVER, NEVER,” he wrote. “WON’T AND CAN’T HAPPEN!!!”
The 45th president also encouraged Americans to watch a video clip of an Arizona woman slamming election officials over election-related chaos in Maricopa County.
“This is a MUST WATCH,” Trump wrote. “Our Elections are Rigged. Mail-In Ballots are a total SCAM. How about all of those ‘BROKEN’ Republican Voting Machine? GET SMART REPUBLICANS, OR YOU WON’T HAVE A PARTY (OR COUNTRY) LEFT!”
Kari Lake, the GOP nominee for governor of Arizona, took to social media on Monday to give Americans an update on the fight for election integrity.
“I want you to know that I am firmly in this fight with you,” she said. “Maricopa County just couldn’t wait to certify their botched election. A botched election where half of Election Day voting centers were inoperable. The botched election where Election Day printer caused mayhem across the county. The botched election where Arizonans were expected to wait in line two, three, four – even five hours simply to exercise their sacred right to vote.”
The Kari Lake War Room also shared a statement on Twitter, speaking to the gruesome miscarriage of justice occurring in the Grand Canyon State, noting, “’Democracy’ doesn’t die in darkness. It[’s] stripped away in broad daylight in counties all across Arizona. Where the voices of voters are silenced so that corrupt bureaucratic business can go on as usual.”
The use of mail-in ballots in the U.S. exponentially increased in 2020 during the Covid pandemic. In June 2020, President Trump even warned of the dangers of high mail-in ballot usage, predicting that “bad things” would happen.
“Absentee Ballots are fine,” he stated on Twitter. “A person has to go through a process to get and use them. Mail-In Voting, on the other hand, will lead to the most corrupt Election [in] USA history. Bad things happen with Mail-Ins. Just look at Special Election in Patterson, N.J. 19% of Ballots a FRAUD!”