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Pelosi says mail-in voting is essential for Americans’ health


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that mail-in voting in the upcoming election will be an essential option for Americans‘ safety and well-being, despite President Donald Trump’s claims that mail-in voting will lead to fraud and delays.

On ABC’s “This Week,” Pelosi went on the defense about Trump’s claims — noting that his family members, including Donald Trump Jr., advocated for mail-in voting for a special election earlier this year in California.

“I know that Republicans know how to do mail-in voting,” Pelosi said.

Trump has not only warned of a delay in election results because of mail-in voting, but also said that the method could jeopardize the election’s integrity.

“If you do universal mail-ins with millions and millions of ballots, you are never going to know what the real result of an election is,” he said Friday. “It’s going to be a very, very sad day for our country.”

Pelosi said she doesn’t think mail-in voting is beneficial to one party or another, but said, “It is essential from a health reason because we want to keep people at home to vote without having them all collect on Election Day, but if they do want to vote in person, that we have sufficient spacing and all the rest so it’s not a risk to their health.”

“People should not have to choose between their health and their vote, and that’s very important,” she said.

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