Fox News host Chris Wallace came out during his Friday broadcast and disagreed with President Trump’s assertion that vote-by-mail has a history of fraud.
Wallace said, “I’ve done some deep dive in it, there really is no record of massive fraud or even serious fraud from mail-in voting. It’s being carried out in Republican states, being carried out in Democratic states, there is no indication that mail-in voting, as opposed to in-person voting, tends to favor one party over another.”
President Trump has been very vocal about his disapproval of vote-by-mail absentee voting with the exception of vote-by-mail for military members and other Americans overseas.
Wallace did acknowledge that, “There’s an issue sometimes with what’s called vote harvesting where instead of mailing in your ballot that you’ll get people who will go into a community and vacuum up, collect all the ballots, say they will take them in, and then the danger, of course, is that they will discard the ballots from neighborhoods that they think are going to vote for the other party. We’ve seen that in North Carolina.”
It really seems that Wallace doesn’t actually disagree with the President but may stirring up controversy to drive ratings.
Unlike other mainstream outlets, Fox News actually allows dissenting opinions. It will be interesting to see how long it is before President Trump takes to Twitter to slam Wallace.
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