Trump press secretary: Prepaid postage loophole could be exploited to rig vote in favor of Biden

Post-election ballot acceptance could invite fraud, Trump 2020 campaign press secretary Hogan Gidley warned on the inaugural edition of the Just the News public affairs show "The Watercooler."

Updated: September 24, 2020 - 9:40pm

A top Trump campaign staffer is arguing that a potential loophole in postal law could invite opportunities for partisan agents to rig the election in favor of Joe Biden after Election Day has passed. 

J. Hogan Gidley, the press secretary for the Trump 2020 reelection campaign, told David Brody on Thursday's premiere of "The Water Cooler" that the Trump campaign was working "every step of the way" to counteract any such schemes as the election nears. 

Noting that many states have extended the mail-in ballot-counting deadline well after Election Day, Gidley said the "dirty little secret" is how the U.S. Postal Service treats pre-paid postage on ballots. 

"Prepaid postage is not date-stamped when it goes through the post office," he said. "Meaning you can wake up on Wednesday morning, and say, 'Look, Donald Trump is ahead by 100 votes, I can go find 101 [ballots] and by law send them in the mail, get them into the ballot box to be counted by Friday,' and it counts."

"They could literally overturn an election," he claimed. "We know that."

Gidley was a guest on the inaugural episode of Brody's "Water Cooler," one of several news shows Just the News is producing as part of its just-announced television partnership with Real America's Voice (RAV-TV).

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