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Politics Trump: We'll send in lawyers if Pennsylvania election is unfair. But votes are regularly counted after Election Day

02:50  02 november  2020
02:50  02 november  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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But votes are regularly counted after Election Day . David Jackson Courtney Subramanian Joey Garrison. But he also said it would be unfair for Pennsylvania and other states to count ballots after Tuesday, as they plan to do. At least five counties in Pennsylvania have already announced they will

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President Donald Trump said Sunday he would likely take legal action if he believes Tuesday's election is conducted unfairly, especially in Pennsylvania.

"As soon as this election's over, we're going in with our lawyers," Trump told reporters just before holding a rally in Hickory, N.C.

Trump did deny a report in Axios that he planned to declare victory if he is ahead in Pennsylvania and enough other states on Election Day, even if the counting of mail-in ballots is ongoing.

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But he also said it would be unfair for Pennsylvania and other states to count ballots after Tuesday, as they plan to do. At least five counties in Pennsylvania have already announced they will not be counting absentee and mail-in ballots until the day after Election Day.

Donald Trump standing on top of a pole: President Donald Trump speaks to the press at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Nov. 1. Trump vowed to again defy the polls as he sprinted through five swing states in a blitz of campaigning against Joe Biden with just two days left before the US presidential election. © BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump speaks to the press at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Nov. 1. Trump vowed to again defy the polls as he sprinted through five swing states in a blitz of campaigning against Joe Biden with just two days left before the US presidential election.

“I don’t think it’s fair that we have to wait for a long period of time after the election," Trump said, and it would be “terrible thing."

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Some ballots regularly aren't counted until after Election Day

States never count all the votes by Election Day, especially absentee and military ballots. This year, given the emphasis on mail-in voting because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some states have said they will accept ballots for days after Election Day. North Carolina, one of the states where Trump spoke Sunday, has said it can count ballots received as late as Nov. 12.

Pennsylvania and Wisconsin don’t begin processing absentee ballots until Election Day. Michigan provides only a one-day head start. The Republican-controlled legislatures in these states opted not to change their laws to allow pre-election processing despite pressure from local election officials.

It means Trump is expected to hold a big lead when initial results — which include predominantly in-person Election Day votes likely favoring Trump — are posted on election night in Pennsylvania. Biden is expected to begin closing the gap when absentee ballots are counted, but it could take several days or even weeks to complete.

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When the journalist countered that "people are rioting", Mr Trump interjected: "Get rid of the ballots, and you' ll He took the White House after winning the all-important electoral college count , although he lost The US election is complicated. We want to know what questions you have about it, from

We must let go of the Politics and other belief systems they have set in place and realize that this is Vote is also an anagram of veto. You might start to think voting has something to do with giving They were planning on infecting Trump a week before the election . Trump outsmarts them again.

However it comes down, Trump cannot simply declare himself the winner of the election; it's up to officials to Pennsylvania and other states to declare the winners of their electoral votes.

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The theory that Trump would preemptively declare "victory" hinges on many variables. For one thing, he would need to be ahead in one or two states necessary to put him over the 270 electoral votes needed for reelection.

There is doubt as to whether Trump will be in that position. Polls show him in tight races with Democrat Joe Biden in a number of states he needs, including Florida, North Carolina, Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Iowa, as well as Pennsylvania.

It could be days before the final results in any of those states are known.

As for litigation, some analysts question whether federal courts would get involved in the counting of ballots. The Supreme Court case of 2000 between George W. Bush and Al Gore involved the recounting of votes in Florida, not the initial counting.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Trump: We'll send in lawyers if Pennsylvania election is unfair. But votes are regularly counted after Election Day

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