Trump has already sown distrust among his supporters about the potential for fraud in the mail-in ballot process. Polls already show that 69% of Biden supporters intend to vote by mail, while only 19% of Trump voters do. What this is means is that voter suppression by mail-in ballots is ripe for the GOP to take advantage of. There's already cases of pro-Trump 3rd party groups mailing out absentee applications to voters with the wrong return addresses on them, that these groups say were simply "printing errors". These means some Biden voters voting by mail are going to get screwed.
There's a 2nd situation at hand: in-person voting ballots will be counted on election night, while mail-in ballots won't be fully counted until the next few days. Since Trump voters will be voting in person at numbers likely 3x higher than Biden voters, at the end of election night projections show Trump in a lead in the majority of states, including all of the swing states. This is being referred to as the "Red Mirage".
A few days later (possibly longer) after all the mail-ins are counted, If Biden then takes the lead from Trump and wins the election, Trump can (and will) cry foul that there was voter mail-in fraud and he can dispute the election, initiate lawsuits, and convince his supporters that the election was stolen, and possibly even refuse to leave office.
Imagine the political unrest among the right this is likely to cause? Now imagine if Trump actually wins with the help of mail-in voter suppression targeted at Democrats? Imagine the political unrest among the right this is likely to cause? It's going to be a shitshow far bigger than the 2000 election. You've been warned.
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