If U.S. President Donald Trump is struggling with poll numbers that show him behind Democratic contender Joe Biden, he is succeeding in channelling fear and a lack of confidence in the voting process.
Trump’s attacks on mass mail-in ballots seem to be working with a large number of voters agreeing with the President on this particular issue.
Mail-in ballots are one of Trump’s main election topic. He accuses the Democrats of pushing the mail ballots to confuse voters.
In August, NPR said Trump is ignoring FBI And Fellow Republicans and is continuing his assault on mail-in voting.
NPR did a fact check on Trump’s claims regarding mail-in ballots. “The fraud and abuse will be an embarrassment to our Country,” Trump tweeted in August.
His main point is mail ballots may purposely be manipulated to be sent to Democratic areas and not Republican areas.
And voters are agreeing with him due to delays in postal services. Many are going out to send their votes to the post offices instead of waiting for them to be collected.
The Independent U.K. survey shows that sixty-six per cent of voters described themselves as “very or quite” concerned that the election will not be free or fair.
68 per cent saying they doubt the result will be clear come 4 November, the day after Election Day.
The paper says on voter fraud, 78 per cent of the president’s loyalists have such worries – compared to 51 per cent of Biden supporters.
It is a sign of Mr Trump’s attacks on mass mail voting is working.
While 81 per cent of his supporters have concerns, 59 per cent of Mr Biden’s backers. The number seems to be increasing while election day is nearing.
“As far as the ballots are concerned, it’s a disaster. A solicited ballot. Okay, so listen, it is okay. You’re soliciting, you’re asking, they send it back, you send it back. I did that,” the president said late last month.
His speeches are focused on possible fraud and the fact that the authorities have failed to prove that he is wrong on mail-in ballots, people now believe he may be right.
“They’re being sent all over the place. In a Democratic area they sent out 1,000 ballots,” Mr Trump said.
“Everybody got two ballots. This is going to be a fraud like you’ve never seen.”