CNN’s Dana Bash noted reports suggesting Trump is considering executive actions to curb mail-in voting and his claim mail-in voting leads to widespread fraud.
She asked DeWine if he agrees with that.
“I can only speak to Ohio, and we have long experience in voting by mail. We have no reason; you don’t have to give a reason; for four weeks, you can get an absentee ballot. It’s worked exceedingly well in Ohio,” DeWine said.
He continued, “People can also go in at the Board of Elections and vote. So, I think you’re going to see more of that because of the coronavirus and people not wanting to go out. But, we have a long long experience in doing that in Ohio.”
Watch his comments below:
Republican Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio responds to President Trump's unsubstantiated claims about mail-in ballot fraud, saying that vote by mail has "worked exceedingly well in Ohio" https://t.co/zo05hUj6Fc pic.twitter.com/iB9zZS2EMg
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 9, 2020
DeWine acknowledged it is normal to worry about fraud, but mail-in voting will ultimately work in Ohio.
He is not the only one to claim mail-in voting works in his state.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) joined Trump in an Oval Office meeting on Wednesday to voice his confidence in mail-in voting, as IJR previously reported.
He said Arizona has “established a system that works and can be trusted.”
Trump threw out the idea of delaying the 2020 presidential election blasting mail-in voting, as IJR previously reported.
The president later clarified his remarks suggesting he “finally” got reporters to start talking about the alleged risks that come with mail-in voting.
Trump shifted his thinking on Tuesday as he took to Twitter to explain Florida’s voting system is “safe” and “secure.”
Still, Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) is suing the state of Nevada over an expanded mail-in voting bill.
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