Vice President Mike Pence, continuing to repeat the President's misinformation whenever given the opportunity, made an appearance on Fox News this past Monday, August 3.
During his interview with Laura Ingraham, Pence described absentee ballots as "perfectly acceptable," while characterizing voting-by-mail as "ripe for fraud."
They are often, in fact, performed the same way.
According to the well-regarded fact checking site Politifact:
"..."there is no objective difference between absentee voting and voting by mail...All mail ballots, regardless of how they are requested, are treated the same once they're cast. They all require verification before being counted."
"I am a big fan of Fridays but absolutely hate the day after Thursday." https://t.co/w0ompUmfFf— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1596508070.0
@Acyn How the hell does he think mail in ballots are processed? Okay everyone, change of plan: apply for an ABSEN… https://t.co/oBFpKGbsx8— ChicaLoca (@ChicaLoca)1596509631.0
There is no evidence of any significant voter fraud by mail...ever.
Of course. Absentee ballots are returned by carrier pigeon. https://t.co/81gvh0DKze— Paulette Feeney (@Paulette Feeney)1596509173.0
@Mike_Pence Ya know, Mike. I’m not buying it. Our signatures are checked every election here in Washington state. A… https://t.co/JJsj8sgEAF— Rob Huff (@Rob Huff)1596511011.0
Michael Steele, a prominent Republican and former chair of the Republican National Committee, last week said that voting-by-mail and absentee voting were "the same thing."
@Mike_Pence https://t.co/zYv3Gx7EGw— Tim (@Tim)1596510766.0
@Acyn It's the GOP's way of confusing the hell out of voters so that they're forced to go to the polls. This will b… https://t.co/OLnrxJhBtI— My Eyes Are Shooting Space Lasers At The GOP (@My Eyes Are Shooting Space Lasers At The GOP)1596507958.0
Despite all of this, President Trump has repeatedly attacked vote-by-mail over Twitter, falsely claiming it may lead to an illegitimate result because the counting may take longer.
They're the same thing 🙄 https://t.co/vvjGh9FTHD— $KRIS (@$KRIS)1596509130.0
The Trump administration also plans to file a lawsuit against the state of Nevada to stop it from sending ballots out by mail.
Hate the six, love the half-dozen https://t.co/lPvggNGo0W— Prasad Jallepalli, MD, PhD (@Prasad Jallepalli, MD, PhD)1596508189.0
Same thing. Same damn thing. #PenceLies #PenceIsAFakeChristian #GOPCorruptionOverCountry #VoteBiden2020… https://t.co/rAsrYxQp3c— Robin Johnson (@Robin Johnson)1596511258.0
As he has many times before, Mike Pence continues to ignore common sense to back up President Trump.
@Acyn Meanwhile, Republicans are mailing absentee MAIL IN ballot applications to Republican voters. https://t.co/dkxs1RPnSe— KD (@KD)1596508156.0
@Acyn @Laurenm57 Do Trump and Pence know absentee and #MailInBallots are the same -- and go through the same verifi… https://t.co/mNJWfUcNL0— Jack Polakoff (@Jack Polakoff)1596514241.0
President Trump is doing everything he can to save himself before the November elections, even if it means undermining the very institutions that keep our government functional.