Nearly 100 days from Election Day the fight over free and fair elections, and faith in the outcome, has become a cornerstone of the race.
“Because of MAIL-IN BALLOTS, 2020 will be the most RIGGED Election in our nation’s history unless this stupidity is ended,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday.
The President further opined on Friday that mail-in voting leads to fraud and preemptively cast doubt on the credibility of the final results. Joe Biden has warned of foreign interference and cautioned that his opponent might seek to disrupt or upend the election result by refusing to leave the White House. “This president is going to try to indirectly steal the election by arguing that mail-in ballots don’t work. They’re not real. They’re not fair,” Biden said during a Thursday virtual fundraiser.
Casting doubt on a presidential election is not new. Throughout the course of U.S. history, accusations of voter fraud have been made and published by 47 incumbents and candidates for President of the United States.