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Video resurfaces of Trump struggling to vote in person in 2004 as he ramps up attacks on mail-in voting

July 31, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Video of then-businessman Donald Trump struggling to vote in-person before declaring he would fill out an absentee ballot in 2004 has resurfaced this week amid a new round of unfounded attacks on mail-in voting from the President.

Washington (CNN)Video of then-businessman Donald Trump struggling to vote in-person before declaring he would fill out an absentee ballot in 2004 has resurfaced this week amid a new round of unfounded attacks on mail-in voting from the President.

Those attacks, which often take a partisan tinge as the President has said he believes his party would be hurt by mail-in voting, escalated on Thursday to the point that Trump floated delaying the election -- something he cannot legally do.

Additionally, the President's distinction between mail-in voting and absentee voting has baffled experts who say those voting systems are essentially the same thing.

"No-excuse mail voting or absentee voting -- whatever you call it -- is essentially the same thing," David Becker, founder of the nonpartisan Center for Election Innovation and Research, previously told CNN.

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