Trump threatens to withhold funding to some states eyeing mail-in voting
The COVID-19 pandemic has some Americans concerned about standing in line to vote this November - which is why some states are taking steps to make it easier to vote by mail.
However, President Donald Trump is not pleased and is blasting the vote by mail process.
"There's a lot of illegalities. They send in ballots that they, they harvest ballots, you know all about harvesting, and they do lots of bad things," says President Trump.
All eligible voters in Michigan, which is in the middle of a flooding emergency, will be sent an absentee ballot application for the 2020 election.
President Trump took to Twitter on Thursday, threatening to “hold up funding to Michigan if they want to go down this voter fraud path!”
"We've got to take politics out of this crisis moment and remember we're all Americans,” says Gov. Gretchen Whitmer/D-Michigan.
Another swing state President Trump lashed out at is Nevada, who he is also hinted at holding up funds to.
"This nation can't be going down that path, because it's a very dangerous path to go down," says President Trump.
States have the legal right to make electoral changes, and Republicans have repeatedly been against federal intervention into elections.
President Trump cast a ballot by mail earlier this year.
"With regards to the president doing a mail-in vote, um, the president is after all the president, which means he's here in Washington, he's unable to cast his vote down in Florida, his state of residence," says White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
Other states, including GOP-led Georgia, Iowa, Nebraska, and West Virginia have mailed absentee ballot applications to voters.
Some states have made upcoming primaries completely vote-by-mail due to COVID-19.