Trump Claims Authority to Issue Order on Mail-In Votes

There is no precedent or apparent authority for Trump to try to curtail the use of mail-in ballots by executive order.

  • Published 4 August 2020

This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed that he has the authority to issue an executive order on mail-in ballots, whose increasing use, he argues, could increase election fraud and uncertainty, though it is is unclear what he could do to curtail the practice. “I have the right to do it,” Trump told reporters at a White House press conference. “We haven’t gotten there yet, we’ll see what happens.” Trump added that Republicans are planning… Read at AP News