viernes, 31 de julio de 2020

Trump defends tweet on possible Election Day delay at contentious press conference | Fox News

Trump defends tweet on possible Election Day delay at contentious press conference | Fox News

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Trump defends tweet on possible Election Day delay, cites mail-in balloting media reports
President Trump on Thursday defended an early morning tweet in which he suggested delaying November's presidential election, arguing the vote could be “fixed” and “rigged” because of suspected risks in plans for nationwide, universal mail-in ballots.
The president said delays in tabulating mail-in ballot results, including from lost ballots, could mean the election winner wouldn't be known for weeks or even months after Election Day.

“You're sending out hundreds of millions of universal mail-in ballots. Hundreds of millions. Where are they going? Who are they being sent to? It's common sense," Trump told reporters at a White House news briefing. "I want an election, and a result, much more than you. I think we're doing very well. ... I don't want to see a rigged election."

Trump's briefing followed backlash against his tweet from both sides of the aisle, with Democrats railing against the suggestion and some Republicans saying they, too, opposed it. The Senate's top Republican, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, told a news station in his home state of Kentucky that the Nov. 3 date of the election would not be changed. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON OUR TOP STORY.

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- Mail-in voting faces slew of issues nationwide, as emergency Postal Service memo sounds alarm
- HANS VON SPAKOVSKY: Despite Trump tweet, election won’t be delayed — but all-mail voting poses grave dangers
- 4 LA men admit to Skid Row voter-fraud scheme, DA announces
- Trump campaign official claims Dems' vote-by-mail push has 'huge potential for fraud'

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