On 'The Daily Show With Trevor Noah' Tuesday night, the host took on the topic of voting and, specifically, pointed out what voters need to be worried about in regards to their mail-in ballots.
While the election has already begun in many states thanks to mail-in voting, President Donald Trump continues to make claims about voting fraud when it comes to mail-in ballots, even doubling down on his attempt to stir up fear about fraud during Tuesday night's presidential debate, when he stated that "this is going to be a fraud like you've never seen before." However, on his show, Noah explained that, contrary to Trump's belief, it is actually something much more simple that is most likely to cause widespread rejection.
"In fact, the real danger with mail-in voting isn't fraud, it's all the little things that can get your vote thrown out," said Noah.
'The Daily Show' then shared reports that there is evidence of widespread rejection of mail-in ballots due to human errors such as signatures not matching the state's records, a missing signature, envelope problems, forgetting to sign the back of the envelope, or putting an "X" or check mark rather than filling in the bubble – all simple mistakes that can get a voter's ballot discounted.
Noah stated, "This could be a major disaster. Hundreds of thousands of votes could get thrown out because of minor human errors. Just from a missing signature to a partially filled out bubble. The more I learn about American democracy, the more I think to myself – you guys are invading other countries to give them this?"
Ultimately, Noah told his viewers, "I don't want to give anyone the wrong idea. The vast majority of mail-in ballots should be fine, but if you want to be even more sure that your vote will count, you should try to vote in person if it's safe for you to do so. And if your state offers early voting, that's a good way to avoid crowds and long lines on election day."