Earlier today, President Trump talked to NBC News regarding his intentions after his re-election.
Since debating mail-in ballots on the campaign trail, he spoke of the first step that would be done directly as soon as the voting closes.
“I think it’s a terrible thing when ballots can be collected after an election,” he started by saying.
“I think it’s a terrible thing when people or states are allowed to tabulate ballots for a long period of time after the election is over… I think it’s terrible that we can’t know the results of an election on the night of an election.” he said.
Trump argues that the polling mechanism was a “terrible decision made by the Supreme Court” and instead would like the winner of the election to be declared promptly, rather than waiting for the mail-ins to be tallied.
President Trump has told confidants he’ll declare victory on Tuesday night if it looks like he’s “ahead,” according to three sources familiar with his private comments. That’s even if the Electoral College outcome still hinges on large numbers of uncounted votes in key states like Pennsylvania.
Why it matters: Trump’s team is preparing to falsely claim that mail-in ballots counted after Nov. 3 — a legitimate count expected to favor Democrats — are evidence of election fraud.
Details: Many prognosticators say that on election night, Trump will likely appear ahead in Pennsylvania — though the state’s final outcome could change substantially as mail-in ballots are counted over the following days.
Trump’s team is preparing to claim baselessly that if that process changes the outcome in Pennsylvania from the picture on election night, then Democrats would have “stolen” the election.
Trump’s advisers have been laying the groundwork for this strategy for weeks, but this is the first account of Trump explicitly discussing his election night intentions.
For many, this is a shocking statement to make on Election day and signals an agenda knowing it increases his chances if the mail-in votes are not counted.
Here’s some reaction from the internet:
But what do you think? Comment your thoughts below!
Source Credit: Axios.com