Ducklo added that the president's tweets "say a lot more about how he views his own political prospects versus Joe Biden in MI and other battleground states than it does anything else".
In his afternoon remarks, Trump said he remains concerned about fraud and encouraged people to vote in person despite COVID-19.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to withhold federal funding for MI and Nevada over their pursuit of mass mail-in voting. "Of course, he also "thinks" it might be a good idea to inject Clorox, so it is often unwise to mistake Trump's ideas for realistic policies". President Donald Trump did the same thing, taking a moment to vote - undoubtedly for himself.
Attorneys for Virginia, however, say state law allows absentee voting during a state of emergency.
Trump allies have explained the mixed message by saying that they are making full use of the voting systems in each state, but are not endorsing them.
"The President is threatening to withhold funding because he's anxious that protecting voting rights will hurt his re-election chances (Ukraine all over again?)", Padilla tweeted.
On Monday, before Trump's Twitter threat, the Republican National Committee sought to clarify its position on vote by mail, arguing that the party opposes mailing ballots to every voter, as Nevada has done, but does not oppose mailing applications, as MI did.
"I don't really have an issue with absentee request forms being sent to voters", McDaniel said.
The president deleted his original tweet that falsely claimed she distributed absentee ballots rather than applications and posted a new one.
"No voter should have to choose between their health & their vote", Benson tweeted. The more people vote, the fewer Republicans get elected, and he knows that. I also have a name, it's Jocelyn Benson. Trump narrowly defeated then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton by 47.50% to 47.27% in MI in 2016. Trump bested Clinton by less than 11,000 votes-or 0.3 percent in the state.
MI is among states hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, and Trump and the state's Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer, have clashed over federal assistance during the crisis. And again, the history is that mail-in ballots are honest, and there is very, very little indication of fraud. We don't want anyone to do mail-in ballots.
There is no scenario in which this makes sense, but since the president has struggled to explain why he should be able to vote by mail, even while insisting that you shouldn't have the same opportunity, this is apparently the best he can do. In March, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order suspending election laws for the local May 5 elections to ensure voters could vote absentee if they so wished.
Republican officeholders in various states - including Nevada - are also backing expansions of absentee voting because of the pandemic. Dave Wasserman, an elections analyst at the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, tweeted that Michigan's move "quite possibly would *aid* his prospects by turning out more low-education whites".
The return ballot must be postmarked no later than June 2 but can be mailed at any time before election day.
In a clip, Trump said, "Common sense would tell you it's massive manipulation can take place, massive. Massive", Trump claimed Wednesday. They - and you do -you have cases of fraudulent ballots where they actually print them and give them to people to sign, maybe the same person signs them with different writing, different pens.