Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said Saturday he isn’t worried about mail-in voting in the 2020 election in his home state – an issue that President Donald Trump has habitually and erroneously mocked as a danger to election security.
“No, I’m not concerned about mail-in voting in Florida,” Rubio told reporters during the inquiry and answer part of a conference call run by the Trump campaign planned for discrediting potential Joe Biden vice presidential pick Rep. Karen Bass.
Rubio declined to remark further.
Rubio’s remarks come as Trump has effectively tried to provide reason to feel ambiguous about the authenticity of election results, claiming that mail-in polling forms will prompt a “fixed,” “rigged,” and “catastrophic” election. There is no proof of far reaching voter misrepresentation in US elections, paying little mind to how they are led, with substantial mail balloting or with in-person voting.
Rubio isn’t the main depreciator from Trump’s messaging on mail-in voting. During a shut entryway House briefing, US intelligence officials on Friday limited the chance of remote nations mass producing counterfeit voting forms to interfere in the November elections, contradicting Trump’s continued insistence that mail-in voting represents a critical danger to election security. Officials excused the chance of remote forces being ready to interfere on a mass scale to deliver and send counterfeit polling forms to voters and election specialists, a source said.
On Friday at the White House, Trump specifically guaranteed that outside nations will have the option to produce voting forms.
“This is going to be the greatest election disaster in history,” Trump said.
“And by the way you guys like to talk about Russia and China and other places, they’ll be able to forge ballots, they’ll forge up, they’ll do whatever they have to do,” he said.
Rubio on Thursday additionally pushed back against Trump’s proposal that November’s presidential election ought to be postponed.
He said of Trump’s tweet, “I wish he hadn’t said that, but it’s not going to change: We are going to have an election in November and people should have confidence in it.”