So, yeah, Trump would like states to do him a favor by not getting vote by mail set up to protect their citizens during the election. He's said right out that he doesn't like other
people using vote by mail because he believes it 'doesn’t work out well for Republicans.' If the states don't do his bidding to help him and his party politically, well, they shouldn't get federal funds. During a pandemic. With one of the states suffering flooding from broken dams.
Of course he votes by mail himself, but he's a special case. Oh, so special.
'Trump threatens to withhold aid to 2 states over expanded voting by mail'
President Trump on Wednesday threatened to halt federal funding to Michigan and Nevada over the distribution of absentee ballots in those states amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that has left more than 90,000 Americans dead.
“Breaking: Michigan sends absentee ballots to 7.7 million people ahead of Primaries and the General Election,” Trump tweeted. “This was done illegally and without authorization by a rogue Secretary of State. I will ask to hold up funding to Michigan if they want to go down this Voter Fraud path!”
Both Michigan and Nevada are considered potential swing states in the November election.
The president followed up with a tweet tagging Russ Vought, the acting director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget; Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows; and the U.S. Treasury Department.
Trump’s threat to halt funding was issued hours after floods forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people in central Michigan. He didn’t specify what kinds of federal aid he would stop, or cite a legal basis for the action.
The president made the same threat against Nevada, again raising without evidence the specter of voter fraud.
“State of Nevada ‘thinks’ that they can send out illegal vote by mail ballots, creating a great Voter Fraud scenario for the State and the U.S.,” Trump tweeted. “They can’t! If they do, ‘I think’ I can hold up funds to the State. Sorry, but you must not cheat in elections.”
Nevada has made its June 9 state primaries an all-mail election, sending absentee ballots to registered voters. According to Reuters, the state official responsible for elections is a Republican.
There is no evidence that voting by absentee ballot leads to more voter fraud. Trump himself voted by absentee ballot in the Florida primary in March. Yet he continues to rail against the practice.