Biden said he worries about a repeat of the disastrous voting process that happened Tuesday in Georgia, where several counties with large minority populations faced hours-long lineups to vote in an election run by the state’s Republican government. He also referred to several recent tweets from Trump in which the president suggested — without evidence — that voting by mail in Democrat-governed states would lead to voter fraud.
“This is a guy who said all mail-in ballots are fraudulent, voting by mail, while he sits behind the desk in the Oval Office and writes his mail-in ballot to vote in the primary,” Biden said.
A recent analysis by the Washington post found a “minuscule” amount of potential fraud in three vote-by-mail states, based on data gathered from five elections between 2016 and 2018. The analysis found that only 0.0025 per cent of the ballots were suspicious.
Host Trevor Noah also asked Biden if he’s thought about what might happen if Trump is defeated at the polls but refuses to accept the result — particularly after Trump repeatedly claimed that the 2016 election might be rigged before he won it.
“I am absolutely convinced they will escort him from the White House with great dispatch,” Biden said.
Biden was referring to the incident in Lafayette Square on June 1, when security forces attacked peaceful protesters with tear gas, rubber bullets and flashbang grenades to clear a path for Trump to walk to a nearby church for a photo op.
Gen. Mark Milley, the current chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, apologized on Thursday for joining the president’s photo op after the protest crackdown.
“I should not have been there,” Milley said in a pre-recorded commencement address video for National Defense University.
Several ex-military officials also came out to condemn the use of force against American citizens, including Gen.Jmaes Mattis , Trump’s own ex-secretary of defence.
“Never did I dream that troops … would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens — much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside,” Mattis wrote in a statement to The Atlantic.
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