“No, I’m not concerned about mail-in voting in Florida,” Rubio told reporters during the question and answer portion of a conference call run by the Trump campaign aimed at discrediting potential Joe Biden vice presidential pick Rep. Karen Bass.
Rubio declined to comment further.
Rubio’s comments come as Trump has actively sought to cast doubt on the legitimacy of election results, claiming that mail-in ballots will lead to a “fixed,” “rigged,” and “catastrophic” election. There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in US elections, regardless of how they are conducted, with heavy mail balloting or with in-person voting.
On Friday at the White House, Trump specifically claimed that foreign countries will be able to forge ballots.
“This is going to be the greatest election disaster in history,” Trump said.
“And by the way you guys like to talk about Russia and China and other places, they’ll be able to forge ballots, they’ll forge up, they’ll do whatever they have to do,” he said.
He said of Trump’s tweet, “I wish he hadn’t said that, but it’s not going to change: We are going to have an election in November and people should have confidence in it.”