Trump fears forthcoming presidential election could be rigged by foreign countries
Donald Trump has said the 2020 presidential election will be the “SCANDAL OF OUR TIMES” in an angry tweet as polls show his popularity fall against Democratic rival Joe Biden.
The US president wrote on Monday that “foreign countries and others” would print mail-in ballots to disrupt November’s election.
“RIGGED 2020 ELECTION: MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WILL BE PRINTED BY FOREIGN COUNTRIES, AND OTHERS,” he tweeted. “IT WILL BE THE SCANDAL OF OUR TIMES!”
Those comments come less than a week after Fox News’ latest poll showed Mr Biden’s lead over the US president had widened to 12 percentage points.
Some 50 per cent would support the Democrat at November’s presidential election, compared to 38 per cent who planned on voting Republican.
The president, whose campaign event in Tulsa on Saturday was mocked after thousands stayed at home, shared another tweet on Monday morning which claimed “Mail-in Ballots ‘Absolutely Opens the Floodgates to Fraud‘“.
That post shared a Breitbart News article in which Attorney General William Barr told Fox News on Sunday that mass mail-in voting “absolutely opens the floodgates to fraud.”
“This will be the Election disaster of our time,” added Mr Trump to that tweet. “Mail-In Ballots will lead to a RIGGED ELECTION”.