“We are entering with our lawyers”: Trump admits he wants to contest the election result as soon as the polls close
Donald Trump has said he will use “lawyers” to contest the election results as soon as the polls close.
The president threatened to resort to litigation to secure a second term while speaking to reporters before attending an election rally in North Carolina.
As soon as the polls closed in battlefields like Pennsylvania, Trump said, “we’re going with our lawyers” to stop the ballot count.
There is already an appeal pending in the Supreme Court on the Pennsylvania absentee ballot received by post within three days of the election.
The state Supreme Court ordered the extension and the Supreme Court refused to block it, although conservative judges expressed interest in resuming the honesty of the added three days after the election. These cards are kept separate in the event that the dispute goes ahead. The question could take on enormous importance if the late ballots could reverse the outcome.
“I don’t think it’s fair that we have to wait for a long time after the election,” Trump said.
“We’ll go there on the night of – as soon as the elections are over – we’ll go in with our lawyers.
“If people wanted to get their votes, they should have done so much sooner.
“They don’t have to deliver the ballots the same day, they could have put them in a month ago. We think it’s a ridiculous decision. “
The president called it a “terrible thing” that votes are legally counted after election day.
Trump told the press that his campaign “was doing well all over the place” and that it was in both Ohio and North Carolina.
And he branded a report that he claimed a victory early on election night as “false”.