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Trump slams mail-in voting on Twitter again

Washington D.C. -  Two months before the US presidential elections, President Donald Trump is yet again objecting to mail-in voting.

Donald Trump speaks to his supporters during an election campaign event at Yuma International Airport
Donald Trump speaks to his supporters during an election campaign event at Yuma International Airport  © Evan Vucci/AP/dpa

Anyone who can go out to protest despite the coronavirus pandemic can also go to a polling station to vote, Trump wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.

"If you can protest in person, you can vote in person!" he wrote in full caps - in an apparent nod to the mass protests in the US throughout June and July against racism and police violence.

Trump is claiming - without any substantial evidence - that a vote by mail in the November 3 elections will open the door to massive electoral fraud.

Experts and even many Republicans have rejected Trump's warning and authorities expect a huge increase in mail-in voting in November's election due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Many voters and state officials see this type of voting as a good way to avoid the coronavirus risks of voting in person. The Democrats are also campaigning for mail-in voting.

To Trumpon the other hand, mail-in voting is a trick used by his opponents to defeat him through a high voter turnout.

Cover photo: Evan Vucci/AP/dpa

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