President Donald Trump has said he plans to vote absentee this year, although he decries the recent push for all-mail elections. The two methods aren’t interchangeable, but are both subsets of voting by mail.
On Monday, the president reiterated his opposition to mail-in voting, tweeting: “Because of MAIL-IN BALLOTS, 2020 will be the most RIGGED Election in our nation’s history.”
Absentee voting is a longstanding institution in American elections, but liberals’ demand to expand nationally what currently is widespread in only five states would be a radical change.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the all-mail voting policy advocated by Democrats in Congress has prompted concerns about the increased risk of election fraud.