Earlier in the day, the US president said in a tweet that the 2020 presidential election could be postponed because a national postal voting system would create “the most inaccurate and fraudulent election in history”. However, he did not provide evidence to support this. During his daily briefing on Thursday, Trump reiterated these claims.
“Do I want to see a date change? No.
“But I don’t want to see a crooked election.
“This election will be the most fraudulent election in history, if that happens.”
Trump added that he does not want to wait three months for the ballot results by mail, because even with the “it could take years” dispute.
He said, “I don’t want to see an election, I have watched the election for many years, and they say that the projected winner, or the winner of the election, I don’t want to see that happen and a week after November 3, or a month, or frankly, with litigation and everything else that can happen for years.
“Or you never know who won the election.
“I want to have the result of the election.
“I don’t want to wait weeks and months and, literally, potentially, if you really did it right, years, because you’ll never know. These ballots are missing.”
“I don’t want to delay, I want to have the election.
“But I also don’t want to wait three months and find that the ballots are missing and the election means nothing.”
“This is what will happen.”