Trump’s refusal to accept reality is troubling. Not simply because the President seems unable to competently perform his administrative duties (he has spent much of the week Tweeting conspiracy theories and firing bureaucrats), but Trump is riling up his base into believing that an actual injustice has been done.
When Trump says that mail-in votes will rig the election, he is lying. When Trump claims that mail-in ballots are bad, but absentee ballots are good, he is lying. The fact is that absentee ballots and mail in ballots are THE EXACT SAME THING. Trump lies often, but this time he is lying because he doesn’t want you to vote. That is vote suppression, and it is both illegal and morally wrong.