ABC's Stephanopoulos spars with Trump adviser on mail-in voting: 'When the votes are thrown out, that shows that the system is working'

ABC’s George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosBrooke Baldwin to leave CNN Fauci: Stimulus bill needs to be passed for schools to reopen Coons blames McConnell for Trump acquittal: We needed 'more Republican courage' MORE pushed back on Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller’s assertions about mail-in voting, a frequent target of the president and his campaign.

“I think It’s a little disingenuous for [Sen.] Bernie [Sanders (I-Vt.)] and the rest of the Democrats to be making so much noise on this. They weren’t trying to do this in February or March or April or May,” Miller said, referring to expanded mail-in voting, on ABC’s “This Week.” “They’re trying to change the rules and institute something that normally takes five to 10 years to put in place and rush it through in only five to 10 weeks.”

“The Democrats did take action earlier in the spring,” Stephanopoulos pointed out. “The House passed a $25 billion emergency funding bill for the Postal Service.”

Miller in response cited a case in Paterson, N.J., in which state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal (D) charged four people, including a city councilman and councilman-elect, with criminal conduct involving mail-in ballots in June. President TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE has also frequently cited the case.

Miller also cited the Democratic primary for New York’s 12th Congressional District, where it took more than a month to certify Rep. Carolyn MaloneyCarolyn MaloneyLawmakers line up behind potential cyber breach notification legislation DeJoy apologizes for mail delays while defending Postal Service changes House panel spars over GameStop frenzy, trading apps MORE (D) as the winner.

“When the votes are thrown out, that shows that the system is working. It shows that votes that could have been fraudulent ... get taken out,” Stephanopoulos responded.

“It takes a long time for states to be able to put this together safely and securely,” Miller said. “Going to rush this through is a disaster waiting to happen.”

“They could be doing it better if you didn’t have problems with the Postal Service and if the president would agree to new funding,” Stephanopoulos responded.

Miller again blamed congressional Democrats in response.