On two occasions during the week, Donald Trump hinted that he refused to commit to respecting in advance the American tradition of transfer of power following the presidential election of November 3, in the event that he would be beaten by his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden. The president first raised the subject, Wednesday, September 23, forcing his spokesperson, Kayleigh McEnany, to assure the next day that he “Will accept the result of a free and fair election “. A few hours later, he reiterated his position. ” We want to make sure the elections are fair, and I’m not sure that could be the case “, he added.
On Wednesday like Thursday, the president requested the cancellation of the ballots sent by post. “Let’s get rid of these ballots and it will be very peaceful, there will be no transfer really, it will be a continuation”, he said, after he has already said many times that his opponent Joe Biden can only win by cheating. He once again asserted on Fox News, Thursday, that correspondence bulletins are ” a horror “.
Donald Trump has been claiming for weeks that the greater use of postal voting due to the Covid-19 epidemic will be conducive to large-scale electoral fraud. He puts forward this reason to justify the replacement at the step of charge to the Supreme Court of the judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, disappeared on September 19. The highest legal body in the United States is the ultimate arbiter of elections. Carry out this replacement ” before the election would be a really good thing because you’re probably going to see it, because what they’re doing is trying to confuse and everything in between “, He assured Tuesday. He mentioned the sending of fraudulent ballots by “ Russia, China and all the others ». « They will be able to do something here because paper ballots are very easy to imitate and forge “, he added.
During a congressional hearing Thursday, Federal Police Director Christopher Wray, appointed by Donald Trump, said he had not uncovered evidence of a concerted effort at the national level to rig the outcome of the upcoming election. The claim prompted a scathing comment from Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff, the president’s main right-hand man. ” With all due respect to Director Wray, he has a hard time finding emails within his own FBI, so let’s not talk about whether there is any electoral fraud ”, he told CBS on Friday, without specifying which missing emails he was referring to.
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