Former USPS Board of Governors chair David Fineman on Monday dismissed President Trump’s baseless claim that voting by mail leads to voter fraud, amid the President’s explicit efforts to sabotage the agency.
After calling Trump’s moves to cripple the USPS a “disgrace” — which include Postmaster General Louis DeJoy implementing cost-cutting changes to the USPS that could hamper mail-in voting ahead of the November election — Fineman called on the President to produce evidence when asked about his false assertions on mail-in voting.
Fineman, who serves as director on the board of the Federal Election Center, then rebuked the President’s baseless claims by saying that “mail-in ballots do not produce fraud.”
“Mail-in ballots are safe and they create a fair election,” Fineman said in an interview with CNN.
Fineman’s remarks come on the heels of Democrats ramping up efforts to combat Trump’s war on mail-in voting. On Sunday night, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called on House members to return from recess early this week to vote on legislation that would restrict the Postal Service from implementing operational changes.
On Monday, DeJoy agreed to testify before the House Oversight Committee next week, following the panel’s request that he testify at an “urgent” congressional hearing on Aug. 24 in light of growing concerns that cutting funding to the U.S. Postal Service will hamper mail-in voting in the November election.
Watch Fineman’s remarks below:
Former USPS board of governors chair David Fineman on Trump claiming mail-in voting leads to fraud: “I want the President to show us some evidence” pic.twitter.com/XgkapVM83k
— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) August 17, 2020