Hours after US President Donald Trump suggested on Twitter to postpone this year’s presidential election, and he said he did not want it at a news conference on Thursday.
However, he remains concerned about voting by mail.
“I want an election and a result, much, much more than you,” Trump told reporters in the White House. “I don’t want to postpone. I want to hold the elections.
But I don’t want to wait three months and then find out that the ballots are all missing, and the elections mean nothing.”
Trump cited recent media reports about potential problems with postal ballot papers arriving late, saying it could take weeks, months, or even years to resolve this. “Do I want to see a date change? No, but I don’t want to see unfair elections,” he said.
Trump has been criticizing postal voting for some time. He described this as extremely susceptible to fraud and said that foreign powers could print ballot papers themselves.
According to American media, it has never been shown that people cheat on a large scale when people can vote by post.