Trump wants slow counting of mail ballots to target Biden supporters

By Ian Banks | May 12, 2024

Mail-in ballots

Former President Donald Trump's false claims regarding his defeat by President Joe Biden in the 2020 election are centered around his unfounded confusion about the ballot counting process. 

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The surge in early voting and mail-in ballots during the COVID-19 pandemic favored Democratic voters over Republicans. 

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Prior to the 2020 election, it was anticipated that Trump would initially lead in in-person voting on Election Day, but Biden could surpass him as mail-in ballots were gradually counted.