President Trump on Thursday said he's against the United States Postal Service funding Democrats are seeking while noting that without it, "you can't have universal mail-in voting." Trump said while Democrats are asking for about $3.5 billion in funding for mail-in voting and $25 billion for the USPS as part of the stimulus bill that's being negotiated in Congress, "they aren't getting there," and "if they don't get those two items, that means you can't have universal mail-in voting, because they're not equipped to have it." Trump has repeatedly claimed without evidence that widespread mail-in voting amid the pandemic would result in a "corrupt election." Many analysts viewed Trump's comments as admitting he's holding up USPS funding to block mail-in voting ahead of the election, which would likely suppress voter turnout.
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