‘Did I predict this?’: Trump reminds voters of his warnings about mail-in ballots

It looks like President Donald Trump was right once again.

According to Breitbart, the president reminded Americans on Wednesday that he predicted long ago that the results of the 2020 elections would be messy, at best. Breitbart’s report outlined several instances in which Trump alleged that mail-in ballots could open the door to voter fraud — and as results continue to pour in, his campaign says the problem is now evident.

Looking back

According to Breitbart, Trump warned as far back as May that widespread vote-by-mail, pushed by Democrats in light of the coronavirus pandemic, would allow for the potential of voter fraud. “The United States cannot have all Mail In Ballots,” he wrote at the time. “It will be the greatest Rigged Election in history.”

The president even managed to predict many of the states where the problem might manifest, including Pennsylvania and Nevada. Election results in both states, at the time of this writing, are still unclear, largely because of extensive mail-in voting.

For his troubles, President Trump was censored by Big Tech and accused of spreading misinformation and attempting to suppress voter turnout. Now, however, the president’s campaign feels things are playing out the way he forecasted — and Trump didn’t miss the chance to remind voters that he’d been warning about this all along.

It’s happening

With still no clear winner announced, the president spoke in the East Room of the White House around 2 a.m. Wednesday, according to Breitbart. “They knew they couldn’t win,” he said. “So they said let’s go to court. And did I predict this, Newt [Gingrich]? Did I say this?” he pressed the former House speaker.

“I’ve been saying this from the day I heard they were going to send out tens of millions of ballots. I said exactly — because either they were going to win, or if they didn’t win, they’ll take us to court,” Trump added, according to Breitbart. The president followed up later in the morning with a number of tweets calling into question mail-in-ballot “dumps.”

Election chaos

Arizona probably proves the president’s case best. Fox News called Arizona for Biden just hours after the polls closed on Tuesday, even as there still are hundreds of thousands of votes that have not been counted. As such, many of the president’s supporters are maintaining hope that the Grand Canyon State could still go for Trump.

In addition to this, the Trump campaign has called for a recount in Wisconsin, according to Fox, and Republicans are reportedly mounting legal challenges in the key states of Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, where they claim they have been denied “meaningful access” to observe the ballot counting. It’s the exact sort of confusion and chaos that President Trump predicted months ago — but perhaps what’s most disturbing is that somehow, Democrats appear perfectly serene about it all.

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