Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez on Friday dismissed the notion of potential corruption in large-scale mail-in voting as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Perez told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he has “no concerns whatsoever” about potential voter fraud, adding President Donald Trump has expressed concern about voter fraud because he wants to suppress voters in the 2020 presidential election.
“I have no concerns whatsoever, Willie,” Perez told MSNBC’s Willie Geist. “Here is the deal: You look at Washington State, you look at Oregon, you look at California, there’s all sorts of vote-by-mail states. That’s been challenged and reviewed. It has shown that there is no real issue of voter fraud, period, end of story.”
He continued, “The reality, Willie, is this: This president has only two pathways to success this November. Number one, he has to get an ever-narrowing base, every vote out of that ever-narrowing base. Number two, he has to suppress the vote. And what we saw this week in Wisconsin was unconscionable.”
Perez then shifted to calling for the next stimulus package relief package to include “additional resources for states so that there is a choice for voters this November.”
“We can do vote by mail. We are already doing it across the country, and to state otherwise is just absolutely a load of you know what,” added Perez.