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Trump makes false claims on mail-in voting integrity during 1st presidential debate

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During the first presidential debate, President Trump made several false claims about the integrity of mail-in voting. No evidence of fraud has been found due to mail-in voting.

Video Transcript

DONALD TRUMP: As far as the ballots are concerned, it's a disaster. A solicited ballot-- OK, solicited is OK. You're soliciting, you're asking, they send it back, you send it back. I did that. If you have an unsolicited-- they're sending millions of ballots all over the country. There's fraud, they found them in creeks, they found some with the name Trump-- just happened to have the name Trump-- just the other day in a wastepaper basket.

They're being sent all over the place. They sent two in a Democrat area. They sent out 1,000 ballots, everybody got two ballots. This is going to be a fraud like you've never seen. The other thing-- it's nice, on November 3, you're watching and you see who won the election-- and I think we're going to do well because people are really happy with the job we've done. But you know what? We won't know-- we might not know for months because these ballots are going to be all over.

Take a look at what happened in Manhattan. Take a look at what happened in New Jersey. Take a look at what happened in Virginia and other places. They're not losing 2%, 1%-- which, by the way, is too much. An election could be won or lost with that. They're losing 30% and 40%. It's a fraud and it's a shame. And can you imagine where they say you have to have your ballot in by November 10. November 10, that means that's seven days after the election. In theory, should have been announced.

CHRIS WALLACE: OK.

DONALD TRUMP: We have major states with that--

CHRIS WALLACE: Sir--

DONALD TRUMP: --all run by Democrats.

CHRIS WALLACE: --two minutes is two minutes. You're--

DONALD TRUMP: All run by Democrats.

CHRIS WALLACE: President Trump--

DONALD TRUMP: It's a rigged election.