US President refuses to finance postal voting

President Donald Trump has signalled he is opposed to offering additional funding for the US Postal Service as he does not wish the money to be used for postal votes during the upcoming Presidential Election in November.

Thanks to the pandemic it is expected that there will be a record number of postal voters. President Trump has said that such voting practices are open to voter fraud and has as a result refused to allow a $25 billion emergency funding package or the $3.5bn for election security for the US Postal Service as requested by their Board of Governors.

In an interview with Fox News, President Trump said: “They want $3.5 billion for something that’ll turn out to be fraudulent, that’s election money basically. They want $3.5 billion for the mail-in votes. Universal mail-in ballots. They want $25 billion for the Post Office. Now they need that money in order to make the Post Office work so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots.”