Trump spreads ‘misinformation’ as US poll results close in

Posted on November 06, 2020, 3:52 pm
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US President Donald Trump has made an array of accusations against the US election results in order to undermine an outcome unfavourable to him.

In his recent White House speech, the US president has made claims that election staff in Detroit and Pennsylvania attempted to ban election observers from polling stations.

Trump even claimed that he has “so much evidence” on the basis of “horror stories”, which could lead to “a lot of litigation”.

In his another objection, the US president said that the counting had spilled over the election day, November 3. However, the claim has little ground to stand on as this always has been the case with US elections and no law objects to the time consumed to count votes.

The Republican president alleged: “In Pennsylvania partisan Democrats have allowed ballots in the state to be received three days after the election and we think much more than that and they are counting those without any postmarks or any identification whatsoever.”

This argument also doesn’t hold much merit as the US Supreme Court had allowed the ballots to be received up to the next three days.

Similarly, Trump’s allegation that Pennsylvania Democrats tried to ban Republican election observers was also “false” according to The Guardian, as the publication reported that the Republican representatives were able to watch the process.

The US president claimed that election apparatus in Georgia was being “run by Democrats”, which was untrue as Brad Raffensperger, the Secretary of State was overseeing the process.

In his rave-speech, the Republican also accused the system of counting “illegal votes”.

If you count the legal votes, I easily win. If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us.”

The US president has been considering mail votes as illegal, according to media reports, however, the facility was given and utilised primarily in view of the pandemic and to keep voters safe. The accusation has been made without any substantial evidence by the US president.

As of today, Joe Biden leads the electoral college votes with a whopping 264, while Trump is in the trail with 214.

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