Trump Says He’ll Send Law Enforcement, U.S. Attorneys To Polls In November
President Donald Trump said in a Thursday interview that he intends to send law enforcement officials and U.S. attorneys to the polls for the upcoming November election in an effort to prevent fraud, according to The Hill.
- Fox News host Sean Hannity asked the president if he would “have an ability” to monitor and prevent fraud in November, to which Trump responded: “We’re going to have everything.”
- “We’re going to have sheriffs, and we’re going to have law enforcement. And we’re going to have hopefully U.S. attorneys, and we’re going to have everybody and attorney generals,” Trump said, per the report.
- Trump repeatedly has criticized mail-in voting, and he did so again while speaking with Hannity, “alleging that ‘anybody can sign’ the universal mail-in ballots, specifically naming the system in Nevada.”
- “Nobody’s ever heard of anything like this,” the president said. “They may send them to all Democrat areas, not to the Republican areas as an example. Could be the other way too, but I doubt it.”
- The Hill noted that Trump and his allies have offered no evidence for their claims that mail-in voting leads to rampant voter fraud.
Trump told supporters this week that “the only way we’re going to lose this election is if the election is rigged.”
At a later press briefing, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany would not say if Trump would accept the election results if he loses, and the president himself has said “he would wait to see the results before determining if he would accept them,” The Hill noted.