Trump says it could take 'months' or 'years' to know election results

Trump says it could take 'months' or 'years' to know election results

He also blasted President Trump for blaming the stalemate over coronavirus stimulus negotiations and funding for the Post Office on Democrats.

But Mr Trump told Fox News he was blocking additional funding for the financially troubled agency, because he opposes mail-in voting.

"What concerns me is an all-out attack - they're not even hiding it - by the president of the United States to undermine the United States Postal Service, to underfund it, to allow a mega-donor leading it to overtly do things to slow down the mail", said Sen. "After the election, we're going to take a look at operations and see what we need and don't need".

On Thursday and Friday, it began removing public collection boxes in parts of California, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon and Montana.

"Ever since the pandemic came along, people are mailing less for some reason", he said.

Meadows pointed to NY state's "debacle" with mail-in votes in the primary race of Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. Trump is attempting to sabotage the USPS.

In the letters containing the most severe warnings, USPS general counsel Thomas Marshall warned that "certain deadlines for requesting and casting mail-in ballots are incongruous with the Postal Service's delivery standards".

In fact, Democrats have been pushing to hand extra money to the Post Office so it can handle the anticipated election-related influx. The president and his wife have declared Florida to be their home state.

Only a handful of states have so considerably claimed they will be keeping common mail voting, meaning that voters will instantly get a postal ballot forward of the election - and a quantity of these did so prior to the pandemic. Trump has said that mail-in voting could be an avenue for election fraud.

It's also acute when the president has said openly he wants to limit votes by his rivals by keeping them from voting by mail.

"This is more about states trying to recreate how they get their ballots and they're trying to do it on a compressed time line that just won't work", he asserted.

Widespread mail-in voting, he added on Saturday, would be a "catastrophe".

Approximately ten minutes later, they did just that. "So, you know, sort of a insane thing".

Trump, however, said last week that he would be willing to fund the USPS if Democrats made concessions on the COVID-19 deal. Notices are placed on mailboxes before they are removed to give residents a chance to comment, he said.

"I have some customers banging on my people's doors: 'Open up!'" Casselli said.

"There's no sorting machines that are going offline between now and the election", Meadows said on CNN Sunday.

However, experts say the mail-in voting system, which Mr Trump himself uses, is safe from tampering.

The matter has sparked fierce Democratic pushback - the postal service being one government agency that directly touches every American. But the rest have little experience with such a volume of ballots cast through the mail.

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