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President Trump again trolled media and leftist politicos alike on their vote-by-mail scheme by facetiously telling people in North Carolina that if they vote by mail, they can test the system by showing up to vote in person, too.

“So let them send it in and let them go vote, and if their system’s as good as they say it is, then obviously they won’t be able to vote. If it isn’t tabulated, they’ll be able to vote,” said Trump in response to a question about whether he trusts the mail-in voting system in North Carolina according to NBC News.  

Most liberal media outlets responded with the predictable outrage, saying that it’s illegal to vote twice.

Which is, of course, Trump’s point.

After months of howling that voting by mail is safe, the media shouldn’t be worried about illegal voting if in fact mail-in voting is safe, legal and the voting fraud is rare.

Democrats are saying that Trump’s trolling on mail-in ballots is all part of a strategy that will see Republicans contest results after mail-in ballots deliver a come-from-behind victory for Biden.

Election night results will show Trump ahead, says Hawkfish, a Democratic technology firm founded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in a “red mirage” and then Biden will surge ahead as mail-in ballots are counted.

“We can anticipate that the president and at least Fox News likely, but many others, are going to declare victory at that point,” said Ellen Konar, the group’s vice president of voter research according to USA Today. “They’re not going to say, ‘Oh, let’s hold off. We don’t have all the ballots in.'”

USA Today, like most media outlets, is saying that Biden is way ahead because he has a 50-43 percent lead in their latest poll. The poll, however, only measures registered voters, not likely voters, and doesn’t take into account electoral college math, but only the national vote. It’s likely to oversample the votes from both New York and California.

Some states can count mail-in ballots before the election day, and tabulate results on election day, and others are prevented from opening votes until election day, which could spell a counting nightmare.

“A Washington Post analysis estimates that at least 83 percent of Americans are eligible to vote by mail this fall,” says NBC News.  

Attorney General Bill Barr has warned that the widespread adoption of mail-in voting brings with it fraud risks that haven’t been apparent previously.

“We haven’t had the kind of widespread use of mail-in ballots that’s being proposed,” said Barr when asked about why mail-in ballots have been safe before.

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