Fox host: Trump's endorsement of mail-in voting in Florida was meant to stop Trump voters from throwing away their ballots

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Citation From the August 5, 2020, edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): When it comes to those ballots, what happened in Florida in particular is a lot of seniors who plan on voting on trump in particular heard the president saing there's going to be fraud and I'm not for the mail-in ballots, and they were throwing them out. They weren't going to use them. And a lot of seniors need them because of the pandemic we're in the middle of now, they don't want to make themselves susceptible. Number two, there a lot of people who are older and say I wasn't going to go to the polls, so if this doesn't work I might as well not vote at all.

And that's why, I think, the president was alerted to I think people misinterpreting what my fear is. The fear is flooding everyone with a ballot when you don't request it, and then people that have passed away years ago are getting these ballots, like they got the $1200 checks -- obviously they're not living to cash. And they're saying that's the laying the foundation. The other thing is there's no one around to count them. And if there is going to be doing it -- if there are enough people around to count them, they're not going to get it done November 3rd. 

You have done it before successful, yes, but not to the tune of 100 million or more. Don't pretend like we can do it. Don't pretend it like we're putting down the post office, nobody is. It is human error, we saw what happened with Bush/Gore and the staring at the chads. Can you imagine doing that in 15, 20 states?

PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST): Can you imagine also trying to pin the problems of the postal service on the Trump administration? Have you been to the postal service in the last three decades? We know what that looks like.

The reality of Florida is, they've had a plan. They have a system that they know they can expand incrementally in this election cycle if they have to. Other states have never done this before.