Trump attempts to sow doubt over Election Day

The president eluded to a possible delay of the election and claimed without evidence that results would be “rigged” as the Postal Service expects challenges with a surge of mail-in ballots.
2:05 | 07/31/20

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Sticking in Washington, president trump tonight attempting to sew seeds of doubt over election day. Now a little more than three months away, faced with plunging poll numbers and one day after suggesting possibly delaying the election, the president without evidence now suggesting the results could be, quote, rigged. Here's ABC's senior national correspondent, Terry Moran. Reporter: At the white house today, president trump -- behind in the polls and seeming more and more frustrated about it -- making an apocalyptic prediction. This is going to be the greatest election disaster in history. Reporter: After his idea of delaying the election was immediately shot down by Republicans and Democrats alike, trump now claims because of mail-in voting, the results may never be known. It'll be fixed, it'll be rigged. It'll go on forever. Reporter: The postal service expects a huge surge in mail-in ballots -- a huge challenge. Postal worker leaders say if they have sufficient resources, Americans can trust them to do the job. They have to insist that the mail is not slowed down and that those ballots are going to move timely and quickly. Reporter: But just this month, new postmaster general Louis dejoy, who's a major trump donor, ordered big cuts in postal services in the name of efficiency. And there are now backlogs at post offices, and concerns that politics is behind the move. Former president Obama highlighting the issue in his eulogy for congressman John Lewis yesterday. There are those in power who are doing their darndest to discourage people from voting. Even undermining the postal service in the run-up to an election that's going to be dependent on mail-in ballots so people don't get sick. Reporter: The white house is out with a statement calling the changes in post office much needed and long overdue saying the suggestion politics were involved is baseless and absurd. The reality, if the mail slows down, it will take longer to count the votes. That's happened several times before, and the country did just fine. Tom? Terry, thank you. Next, news in the Ghislaine

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