At a campaign rally in Nevada, President Donald Trump on Saturday reiterated claims that mail-in ballots would contribute to widespread voter fraud in the November election.
“Democrats are trying to rig this election because it is the only way they are going to win,” he told cheers and applause.
In a 90-minute speech, Trump touched on some topics of his campaign, including preserving the right to bear arms, securing the US-Mexico border, ending the ongoing civil unrest, and his Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden was involved in beating.
“Let’s face it – Joe gets shot,” he said. “That is going to stop somewhere, and the radical left is going to run our country.”
Trump addressed a sea of supporters on Saturday evening near Nevada’s Minden-Tahoe Airport. Many of those who gathered did not wear masks or practice social disturbances despite the epidemic of coronavirus virus.
The president was initially scheduled to hold a fundraiser and rallies in Las Vegas and Reno later this week, but the campaign last-minute changes due to state coronavirus restrictions banning gatherings of more than 50 people Had to do.
Trump on Saturday addressed the change in location, accusing the Nevada government. Democrat leader, Steve Sisolak, attempting to shut down the campaign rally due to political bias.
“He tried to stop us. He couldn’t, and now he’s in charge of the election,” he said. “He can rig the election.”
In Nevada, the governor does not oversee elections or their results – this duty falls to the secretary of state and the county clerks.
The state is one of several places where registered voters can request to cast their ballots by post. Dozens of other states will also allow mail-in voting this November. Despite his alleged opposition, Trump requested his mail-in ballot earlier this year.
On Saturday, Trump called the mail-in voting “the biggest scandal in the history of presidential politics.”
Democrats are “sending ballots to dogs,” he said. “Everyone’s getting ballots – maybe everyone but Republicans.”
Trump faces long odds in Nevada, giving Hillary Clinton six of his electoral votes in 2016. His campaign is now hoping to create a backup path to victory if his fortunes fail to turn into other battlegrounds.
On Saturday, he faced any difficulties in Nevada and warned that voting for Biden would mean voting for “anarchists”.
“Two days from now we’re going to win Nevada, and then we’re going to win another four years,” he said.
Trump’s campaign hopes to raise $ 18 million from a Las Vegas rally this weekend and a fundraiser in Washington, DC
One of the blocks sung during Saturday’s rally was Latino voters. In a recently released poll by the Miami-Herald, Biden suggested Biden was struggling to attract Latino voters in Florida, and Trump seized that Saturday, stating that Latino-like “tough “Is the leader.
“I love the Hispanic community,” he said. “Hispanics like tough people. They like people who are about to create jobs.”
On Monday, the campaign will go to a Latino to Phoenix for Trump’s roundtable. He will face Biden in the first presidential debate on 29 September.