Trump is making false claims about the 2020 election

Amilia Velez, J1 Reporter

After Joe Biden was announced as the winner of the 2020 election, many Donald Trump supporters and people in the Republican Party claimed that Biden’s victory was not valid and he won by supposed voter fraud.

This statement is simply not true as there is no evidence of voter fraud that took place in this election. Many Trump supporters are not ready to accept the fact that he was legally voted out of office by the American people.

According to NPR, Trump is attempting to sue key states to Biden’s victory, such as Pennsylvainia, Nevada, Georgia, Michigan and Arizona. This is his last vain attempt at staying in office.

Because of the current pandemic there was a large number of mail-in ballots. These ballots allowed citizens to stay safe while exercising their right to vote. Many Republicans were skeptical about how safe it was to mail in vote. According to The New York Times, there have been a large number of independent studies finding voter fraud extremely rare in all forms, including mail-in voting.

Trump continues to offer misleading information to his supporters on Twitter about how mail-in voting was dangerous and unconstitutional. As a result, the majority of mail-in ballots favored the Democratic candidate Biden.

Different states had different rules for mail-in voting. The majority of the states had their deadlines set to Election Day. For this reason, it took awhile for the results to be confirmed. This sparked anxiety for many Americans and skepticism in others.

Although people believe that this election was rigged because of the large amount of mail-in ballots, mail-in voting has been around for a very long time and there has never been a problem. According to TIME Magazine, mail-in voting has been around since the Civil War and it has played a massive role in shaping our country. No one has ever had a problem with mail-in voting until their candidate wasn’t winning.

I think that a fair compromise to the issue voter fraud is having recounts. I think that recounts would be beneficial in proving that the results are valid and there was no voter fraud in the 2020 election. There are already recounts being held in states that were very close such as Arizona, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Wisconsin.

There is no evidence of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election. The people who think that there is are simply ignoring facts and only choosing to listen to experts when the information benefits them.