President Donald Trump on Monday attacked yet another way that states make it easier for their residents to vote.
Writing on Twitter, the president attacked secure drop boxes where voters can leave their ballots if they want to avoid voting in person while also avoiding sending in their ballots by mail.
"Some states use 'drop boxes' for the collection of Universal Mail-In Ballots," the president wrote. "So who is going to 'collect' the Ballots, and what might be done to them prior to tabulation? A Rigged Election? So bad for our Country. Only Absentee Ballots acceptable!"
As NPR reporter Miles Parks explained, ballots are collected from drop boxes by the same election officials who collect ballots from the boxes located at polling stations on election day.
"Dropboxes, which are usually monitored 24/7 by video surveillance and weigh 600ish pounds, are actually considered a way to give the voter MORE control over their ballot," he wrote in response to the president's tweet. "Election officials pick them up directly, eliminating the USPS (and potential delays) from the process."
Dropboxes, which are usually monitored 24/7 by video surveillance and weigh 600ish pounds, are actually considered… https://t.co/3Ofc0xBEvy— Miles Parks (@Miles Parks)1597679440.0
Check out some more reactions to Trump's tweet below.
And then at in-person polling places there are also “boxes” into which ballots must be dropped. How are those “boxe… https://t.co/eXezpTTqTe— southpaw (@southpaw)1597680778.0
Trump has said FLORIDA is a model for mail-in voting. Florida uses drop boxes. They are available at the Super… https://t.co/UKkcxCQ1On— Judd Legum (@Judd Legum)1597680513.0
FACT CHECK: @NBCNews asked Ohio's Republican Secretary of State if Ohio experienced voter fraud during its primary… https://t.co/fWo3MR9SMC— Peter Alexander (@Peter Alexander)1597680341.0
So weak and scared of democracy and the will of the people. This is someone who knows he’s losing. https://t.co/xgaafHMtzJ— Markos Moulitsas (@Markos Moulitsas)1597679892.0
@realDonaldTrump Guessing you just watched my segment on Fox News with @ericshawntv, because of course you did. Dr… https://t.co/Q8q1kCtVmN— Senator Brad Hoylman (@Senator Brad Hoylman)1597680155.0
This is an insidious lie. Palm Beach County, where Trump voted by mail despite not being legally entitled to live a… https://t.co/mpn5vlFLs0— S.V. Dáte (@S.V. Dáte)1597679398.0
Trump is spreading dangerous, fake conspiracies about voting on Twitter again.— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1597679706.0
Having already said he doesn't want the Post Office funded because “that means you can't have universal mail-in vot… https://t.co/BZaK4x2e6n— Steven Lemongello (@Steven Lemongello)1597679460.0
Ironically, drop boxes mitigate Trump's two biggest objections to mail voting: possible fraud, and slow mail delive… https://t.co/HUn4eC63Vv— Grace Panetta (@Grace Panetta)1597680032.0
A day after retweeting Biden/Poroshenko audio released by a Ukrainian lawmaker whom his own intel agencies say is a… https://t.co/f8SO32atND— Andrew Desiderio (@Andrew Desiderio)1597680157.0