In another example of "do as I say not as I do," President Donald Trump's campaign has been caught sending out ballot request forms to his supporters after railing against voting by mail.
CNN reported that in North Carolina, Trump for Victory sent him a form where he could request an absentee ballot in the state. The form had Trump's photo on it and his name.
"Is this a joke?" John Herter said his wife asked him when she saw the mail.
"Are you going to let the Democrats silence you? Act now to stand with President Trump," the card says.
His family lives in Lincoln County, and there is a group of voters who were sent the mailer over the past several days.
Trump has refused to help fully fund the U.S. Postal Service, saying that it is a worthless government service because it doesn't turn a profit. The USPS isn't supposed to turn a profit. It's a government service.
Trump doesn't seem to know the difference between vote-by-mail and absentee ballots. In most states, they are the same.
Whether you call it Vote by Mail or Absentee Voting, in Florida the election system is Safe and Secure, Tried and T… https://t.co/vU7fgiMiwP— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1596560110.0
Because of MAIL-IN BALLOTS, 2020 will be the most RIGGED Election in our nations history - unless this stupidity is… https://t.co/Ps0AaQkk9s— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1592833523.0
With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT E… https://t.co/VcSCg7IPwj— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1596113169.0
In another Twitter rant, Trump went off on the state of Michigan for sending out applications similar to what Trump's campaign did in North Carolina. At the time, Trump falsely called it "illegal," and threatened to hold up any federal funds being sent to Michigan to help with COID-19.
Michigan sends absentee ballot applications to 7.7 million people ahead of Primaries and the General Election. This… https://t.co/O2Y8dXRvmd— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1589998381.0
The Trump campaign told CNN that their application shows how they are "working to ensure voters in every state know how their state's sorting system works so that every eligible voter can cast their ballot and have their vote counted," said Thea McDonald, deputy national press secretary.
You can see a full image of the application below:
Got my mail in absentee ballot request form from @realDonaldTrump that will allow me to mail in my vote if I need t… https://t.co/BTV4OZ7jpj— Chandler Carranza (@Chandler Carranza)1597339699.0
While Trump is railing against vote by mail, his campaign sends out absentee ballot request forms here in NC. (Some… https://t.co/vNpTOczvZ9— tay (@tay)1597271280.0