Islam News- Axios: President Trump said, according to few sources familiar with Donald Trump private comments, he will declare victory if it looked like his “ahead”. That is if the Electoral College outcome is still depending on uncounted votes in major states as Pennsylvania.
However, Trump denied he would declare premature victory while talking to reporters on Sunday evening. He continues,” I think it’s a terrible thing when states are allowed to tabulate ballots for a long period of time after the election is over,” to also add that it is awful that the results cannot be declared at the same night of the elections. Trump also stated, “We don’t want to have Pennsylvania, where you have a political governor, a very partisan guy. … We don’t want to be in a position where he’s allowed, every day, to watch ballots come in. See if we can only find 10,000 more ballots,” as Axios reported.
Privately, Trump has discussed this scenario, planning to stand on a platform on election night and declare his victory.
To achieve it, Trump should either win or has commanding leads in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Iowa, Arizona and Georgia, his allies predict.
Trump’s team planning to arrange false claims, regarding mail-in ballots counted after the 3rd of November, are proof of election fraud.
It’s being said that on Election Day, President Trump will probably appear ahead in Pennsylvania, although the final result of the state might change when mail-in ballots will be counted in the coming days.
So, based on this, Trump’s team false claims will show the Democrats as if they have “stolen” the elections.
“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,” as reported by Axios.
As for Trump campaign’s communication director, he commented that it’s only people doubting about Trump’s victory.
Reality check: The mailed-in ballots counted after Nov.3 are legitimate as in-person votes recorded in Election Day.
• Counting mail ballots won’t be done by Tuesday night in many states.
• The state law of Pennsylvania prevents from counting mail-in ballots before the day of election.
• There might be 10 times as many mail ballots this year than 2016 elections, said Pennsylvania Secretary of State.
Trump advisers are now more optimistic than they were three weeks ago, based on a conversations with multiple senior campaign officials, reported Axios.
The other side: In a statement to Axios Sen. Bernie Sanders said, Trump’s victory declaration plan before all votes are counted is no surprise. He added, “It’s why he is demonizing mail-in ballots and sabotaging the postal service,” and every single vote is to be counted, he stated.