‘Ridiculous claim’: Trump pushes baseless conspiracy about foreign interference in mail-in voting

“It’s a ridiculous claim,” said Rick Hasen, a professor and an election law expert at the University of California, Irvine. “Not because tampering with absentee ballots is impossible, but because what he’s describing would be a ridiculous way to try to steal an election.” … “The president is undermining confidence in the process. It could provide a path for him to try and contest the election if it’s close, and it potentially disenfranchises his own voters by discouraging them from voting in a safe way,” he told NBC News.