Trump calls for NY Congressional race to be rerun after mail-in ballot mess – but insists Florida CAN do absentee voting

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PRESIDENT Donald Trump again called for a re-do of New York Congressional primary race but encouraged absentee voting in Florida, where he claimed the election system is “safe and secure.”

Trump disparaged the June 23 primary race between Rep Carolyn Maloney and Democratic challenger Suraj Patel as “no good” during a White House press briefing on Tuesday.

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President Trump again called for a revote of the June 23 New York Congressional primary on Tuesday[/caption]

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He claimed the race between Rep Carolyn Maloney and Democratic challenger Suraj Patel was ‘no good’[/caption]

“I think they have to do the election in New York over. That election is no good,” he said.

Maloney’s campaign announced Tuesday night that she has been certified as the winner of the Democratic primary.

The president has repeatedly tried to discredit the mail-in voting process as a security risk and has threatened to sue the state of Nevada after Gov Steve Sisolak approved legislation to send all active voters mail-in ballots.

Trump called Monday night decision “illegal” and claimed it was a “late night coup” that made it “impossible for Republicans to win the state.”

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A New York City judge ruled on Monday that more than 1,000 of the 12,500 disputed ballots will be counted in the primary race[/caption]

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In an apparent reversal, Trump encouraged Floridians to vote by mail because their election system is ‘safe and secure’[/caption]

But in an apparent about-face, Trump on Tuesday encouraged Floridians to cast their ballots by mail.

He claimed the state’s election system is “safe and secure” because it “has been cleaned up.”

“Whether you call it Vote by Mail or Absentee Voting, in Florida the election system is Safe and Secure, Tried and True,” tweeted Trump.

“Florida’s Voting system has been cleaned up (we defeated Democrats attempts at change), so in Florida I encourage all to request a Ballot & Vote by Mail! #MAGA,”

The president seemed to imply on Tuesday that Republican-run states with active mail-in voting programs were up to speed, but Democratic states expanding the process during the coronavirus outbreak weren’t.

“So Florida’s got a great Republican governor and it had a great Republican governor (before that) … and over a long period of time they’ve been able to get the absentee ballots done extremely professionally,” he reasoned.

“Florida’s different from other states,” Trump added before criticizing mail-in voting efforts in Nevada and New York.

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The president claimed mail-in voting programs of states run by Republicans like Florida Gov Ron DeSantis (pictured) are up to date[/caption]

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But he slammed the mail-in voting efforts in states run by Democrats like Nevada Gov Steve Sisolak, whom he has threatened to sue[/caption]

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Trump warned last week that absentee voting would cause the ‘most rigged election in history’[/caption]


Last week, Trump warned that absentee voting would cause the “most rigged election in history” and even pushed to delay the November 3 presidential election for “safety” reasons.

“With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history.

“It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???”



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