Weighing in on the California recall election, President Donald Trump said he believes the effort to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom could become “just another giant Election Scam” because the state uses mail-in ballots.
“Does anybody really believe the California Recall Election isn’t rigged?” Trump asked in a statement on Monday.
Trump suggested that “millions and millions” of mail-in ballots will “make this just another giant Election Scam, no different, but less blatant” than the “2020 Presidential Election Scam!’
Trump’s statement comes just days after he told Newsmax’s Rob Schmitt the one thing Democrats are “good at is rigging elections,” he said, predicting that the Sept. 14 election will result in Newsom’s favor.
“I predict it’s a rigged election,” Trump added. “Let’s see how that turns out.”
Recent reports of stolen mail-in ballots have not alleviated concerns of possible election tampering.
A felon was recently detained by Torrance Police and was found in possession of 300 vote-by-mail ballots as well as bundles of driver’s licenses, corresponding to hundreds of California residents. Officials has since stated that the people whose names were on those ballots were sent new ones – but the fact that a felon had the capability to easily misplace these ballots raises questions among Americans who already have little faith in the electoral system.
More reports of ballot discrepancies were discovered in San Fernando Valley when residents went to El Camino Real Charter High School last weekend to cast their votes. But, upon their arrival, they were told that the technological system marked their names as “already voted,” when they, in fact, had not voted yet.
One of those residents is Estelle Bender, 88, who told KTLA that she was not the only person to leave “really angry” after having to fill out a provisional ballot, adding there were several more individuals who were told the same thing.
Despite these voting discrepancies, a record 70 percent of California voters are expected to turnout to vote at the polls by the deadline on Tuesday, Sept. 14.