Why is Trump trying to delay the election? | The 2020 Fix

Channel: Washington Post
Published: 08/01/2020

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The Fix’s Amber Phillips breaks down how President Trump’s rhetoric about voting has gotten more extreme as he has sunk in the polls. Read more: https://wapo.st/315cXOt. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Inst



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I want to have the result of the election. I don't want to be waiting around for weeks and months and literally potentially, if you really did it right years, because you'll never know trump baselessly suggests the election is going to be rigged. This is your 2020 fix. [ music ]. Basically, since the pandemic has started, president trump has tried in multiple ways to cast doubt either on how the e ...
ection will be conducted or how he would handle the election results. President trump has tried to cast out on what would happen on election day or in the days and the weeks after we learned the results. I don't want to delay. I want to have the election, but i also don't want to have to wait for three months and then find out that the ballots are all missing and the election doesn't mean anything. He suggested that he wouldn't accept the election results. Can you give? Can you give a direct answer? You will accept the election. Look you i have to see. No, i'm not going to just say.

Yes, i'm not going to say no and i didn't last time either. Probably the most sensational way. The president has tried to cast out on the election is suggesting in a tweet that the u. s delayed the election. That is not in president trump's power. To do it's congress that sets the date of the election and members of congress in both parties very quickly ruled that out changing or delaying the election date it's november 3rd 2020 period. Well, never in the history of the country uh through wars, depressions and the civil war. Have we ever not had a federally scheduled election on time and we'll find a way to do that again. This november third trump has issued baseless, evidence-free accusations almost on a near-daily basis that mail-in voting leads to total fraud. It'S going to cause a rigged election. That will be the reason that we can't trust the results. They think they're going to send hundreds of millions of ballots all over the united states and it's going to come out.

You won't know the election result for weeks months, maybe years after maybe you'll, never know the election result and that's what i'm concerned with it'll be fixed it'll, be rigged election experts really don't like to hear the president talk about the election. This way they say that more dangerous than the potential for fraud in voting by mail is that people just don't trust the results state election officials could do everything right. But when you have the president for months and months repeatedly claiming that the election is going to be rigged or that it's so bad or wrong, it should be delayed or there's so much fraud. It raises the question among some people whether the election results were legitimate, that election experts say is the real concern about what trump's doing is that it causes people to lose faith in an american election. This is going to be the greatest election disaster in history.


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