Kayleigh McEnany Claims She’s “Entitled” To Vote By Mail While Others Aren’t
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany defended President Donald Trump in claiming that mail-in voting invites “fraud,” although she has voted by mail in the past, according to Tampa Bay Times.
- Fox News host Ed Henry probed McEnany about her voting history, asking, “So why is it OK for you to do it? I understand you are traveling, you’re in a different city. But how can you really be assured that your votes were counted accurately but when other people do it, it’s fraud.”
“I’m entitled to that, the average viewer watching is entitled to that,” McEnany responded. “The president has no qualms with that. He’s for absentee voting for a reason. What he’s not for is mass mail-in voting, what Nancy Pelosi is asking for, which we know is subject to fraud, where automatically the state sends to all of its voter rolls a ballot, where in L.A. county you have 112% of the population registered...That leaves 12% subject to fraud — at least 12%. That’s what he’s against.”
- The press secretary added that “vote-by-mail was OK for Trump because ‘the president is, after all, the president, which means he’s here in Washington. He’s unable to cast his vote down in Florida, his state of residence,’” reported Tampa Bay Times.
- McEnany, a graduate of South Tampa’s Academy of the Holy Names and a Davis Islands homeowner, has voted by mail 11 times over the last decade.
She stated, “President Trump is against the Democrat plan to politicize the coronavirus and expand mass mail-in voting without a reason, which has a high propensity for voter fraud. This is a simple distinction that the media fails to grasp.”
- Tampa Bay Times wrote that isolated incidents of voter fraud have occurred, but “it is rare and it is not nearly as pervasive as Trump has suggested in his latest conspiratorial accusations.”
A recent probe into voter fraud in Florida, where mail-in voting is popular among members of both parties, lasted two months and ended without any prosecutions.