United States President, Donald Trump, has predicted that the November 2020 presidential election could be rigged.
“They’re using COVID to defraud the American people,” Mr Trump told delegates on the first day of the Republican party convention in North Carolina.
Mr Trump repeated his much-disputed claims that mail-in ballots could lead to voter fraud.
Addressing delegates in person at a party conference that has been dramatically scaled back by Covid-19, Mr Trump accused Democrats of “using Covid to steal an election”.
“The only way they can take this election away from us is if this is a rigged election,” he said. “We’re going to win.”
On Monday, Mr Trump was officially nominated as a formality to be the Republican nominee at his party’s convention in the city of Charlotte.
Supporters cheered him, chanting: “Four more years!”
Trump has repeatedly asserted that expanded mail-in voting – which is expected to happen at an unprecedented level due the coronavirus pandemic – will lead to “the most corrupt election” in US history.
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