Hillary Clinton warned that the United States must be prepared for President Trump to blame the loss of re-election in November on electoral fraud and refuse to leave the White House.
“Well, I think it is a fair point to ask whether, if he loses or not, he will go silent or not. And we have to be ready for that, “the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate told host Trevor Noah on” The Daily Show. “
She said Trump’s continued claims that voting by mail would lead to widespread fraud are an effort to undermine the election.
“There have been many academic studies and other analyzes, which point out that it is just an inaccurate and fraudulent claim,” said Clinton.
“There is no such problem. All the games being played… to try to keep the vote low: that’s the real danger to the integrity of our elections, which combined with the misinformation and misinformation and all the online shenanigans we saw in 2016, ”he continued. .
Clinton said the Republican Party’s strategy for victory in November involves preventing people from voting by long lines, especially in areas where youth and minorities vote, and removing voting by mail from the equation.
“I want a fair choice. If people vote and they, for whatever reason, vote for Donald Trump, that’s fine. We will accept it, not happily, ”she said. “But I don’t think that’s what will happen, because I think the more people that can get to the polls, either by mail or in person, and that their votes are counted, then we will have the kind of election. We should have it.”
Late last month, Trump pointed to a New Jersey election that was held by mail ballots, where 19% of the vote was disqualified, to warn of the risks of fraud.
“Absentee ballots are fine. A person has to go through a process to obtain and use them, ”the president said in a tweet. “Voting by mail, on the other hand, will lead to the most corrupt election in the history of the United States. Bad things happen with Mail-Ins. “
He added: “Just look at the special elections in Patterson, NJ, 19% of the ballots are FRAUD!”
In the Paterson City Council election, a total of 3,190 mail ballots, about 19 percent of the count, were disqualified in May, according to NorthJersey.com.
The choice was made entirely through mail ballots due to the coronavirus pandemic.