US President Donald Trump has accused the states of Michigan and Nevada of voter fraud and has threatened to withdraw corona grants. Trump wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that Michigan had sent postal ballot papers to 7.7 million voters ahead of the upcoming primary and presidential election. However, this is not true: Michigan had only sent the postal ballot applications, not the ballot papers itself. Trump then changed his own tweet and wrote “postal ballot requests”. It is unclear whether Trump can cancel the Corona aid at all.
The dispatch, “Illegal and without permission, was made by a renegade Secretary of State,” Trump said on Twitter. He kept this part in the new version. “I will ask for Michigan funds to be stopped if they want to go this way of voter fraud!” The funds that Trump no longer wants to pay out are part of the Corona grants, which he put into effect with his own signature. In his tweet, he highlighted his budget director, chief of staff and the Treasury. He later made a similar threat to Nevada.
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Trump has often made it clear that he is against postal voting because it can easily lead to fraud. However, there is little evidence of this. Trump himself voted in a letter in previous elections.
Michigan is hotly contested between Republicans and Democrats; in the 2016 election, Republican Trump won by a narrow margin. The state is severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic; For this reason, many people do not want to queue at polling stations or use voting machines that are touched by many people because they fear infection. In Nevada, the area code for the Democratic presidential candidates came to an end in February; the case raised by Trump is a local area code in June.