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Politics 'I hope it's a fair election': Trump won't commit to not claiming election win prematurely

11:16  30 september  2020
11:16  30 september  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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US President Donald Trump has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses November' s election . "Well, we'll have to see Doubts about the fairness of November' s vote come as another high-stakes political battle is fought - on whether or not to appoint a new Supreme Court

On the morning of Election Day, false stories appear online claiming that Biden has been hospitalized with a life-threatening heart attack and the election has But Trump refuses to concede, alleging on Twitter that “MILLIONS of illegal ALIENS and DEAD PEOPLE” have voted in large numbers and that

President Donald Trump Tuesday night refused to pledge that he won’t claim victory prematurely until the election is independently certified and all ballots counted, while Joe Biden pledged that he would wait.

Donald Trump sitting at a desk: President Donald Trump debates Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in Cleveland. © Meg Vogel, Cincinnati Enquirer President Donald Trump debates Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in Cleveland.

The candidates were responding to a question at the end of Tuesday's presidential debate posed by moderator Chris Wallace, who noted that it could take days or weeks to count all ballots because of the high volume of mail-in ballots expected during the pandemic. Mail-ballots are likely to skew for Biden because Democratic voters have requested far more mail-ballots than Republican voters.

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President Trump has made it unmistakably clear in recent weeks — and even more crystal clear at If enough of us do that, Biden can win outright with the votes cast on Election Day, instead of waiting Do it as if your country’ s democracy depends on it , because it does. The Times is committed to

As election day approaches, polling companies will be trying to gauge the mood of the nation by asking voters which candidate they prefer. We'll be keeping track of those polls here and trying to work out what they can and can' t tell us about who will win the election . Biden leading national presidential polls.

"I'm urging my supporters to go into the polls and watch very carefully,” Trump said, not answering the question. “I hope it's a fair election. If it's a fair election, I'm 100% on board."

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Trump, who has claimed without evidence for months that mail-in voting will lead to voter fraud, also said he would challenge an election dispute about mail ballots to the Supreme Court.

More: Some Democrats warn Trump may use 'red mirage' to prematurely declare victory while absentee ballots are being counted

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President Trump refused again to promise he would accept the results of November’ s presidential election and brushed aside public opinion polls that showed his standing with voters And as he did in 2016, Trump declined to guarantee that he would accept the election outcome, saying it was too soon.

Ariel, Trump voter: " I thought nobody won the debate. It was a sudden end to a chaotic evening that can hardly be called a debate in any traditional sense of the word. These events rarely swing an election one way or another, and this one was so muddled it seems unlikely few minds were changed.

“I think I’m counting on them to look at the ballots – definitely,” Trump said.

Biden urged his supporters to ignore Trump’s claims about mail-voting, telling them the president is seeking to get them to stay home on Election Day.

“Show up and vote,” Biden said. “You will determine the outcome of this election. Vote. Vote. Vote.”

Biden added: “He cannot stop you from being able to determine the outcome of this election.”

As Trump called mail-voting a “disaster,” Biden defended the voting method, rejecting the president’s many claims.

“He sits behind the Resolute desk and sends his ballot to Florida,” Biden said, referring to Trump's own history of voting by mail.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'I hope it's a fair election': Trump won't commit to not claiming election win prematurely

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