Trump says ‘bad things’ happen with mail ballots, citing NJ case

President TrumpDonald John Trump Intelligence suggests that Russian rewards led to the death of several US troops in Afghanistan: Obama report called Philonise Floyd before her brother’s memorial service: New York President Trump is trying to cover his tracks by attacking the state of right MORE intensified his frequent attacks on the vote by mail on Sunday night, citing a New Jersey case in which four people were charged with voter fraud in connection with a municipal election in May.

“Absentee ballots are fine. A person has to go through a process to obtain and use them, ”the president tweeted. “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. Just look at the special elections in Patterson, NJ, 19% of the ballots are FRAUD! ”

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal (D) charged four people, including a city councilman and an elected councilor, in Paterson last week for criminal conduct involving mail-in ballots. The discovery of hundreds of mail ballots in a Paterson mailbox sparked the investigation, CNN reported.

“Today’s charges send a clear message: If you try to manipulate an election in New Jersey, we will find you and hold you accountable,” Grewal said in a statement, according to the network. “We will not allow a small number of criminals to undermine the public’s trust in our democratic process.”

Although the Passaic County Board of Elections has disqualified 3,190 mail ballots, or 19 percent, of the election, it did not determine that all of them were fraudulent. The board determined that about 800 were incorrectly grouped in the mailboxes and disqualified another 2,300 after verifying the signatures on the ballots with the files, the Paterson Press reported.

Despite the president’s distinction between absentee voting by mail, Florida, where he voted by mail himself in the Republican primaries earlier this year, uses the terms interchangeably.

Twitter in May added a data check to one of the president’s tweets for the first time after he falsely claimed that California intended to mail ballots to “anyone living in the state, no matter who they are or how. they got there. ” “