Trump denies that he is going to claim victory before knowing the final results
Axios reported that the president has told “people he trusts” that he would declare himself the winner “if it appears he is leading”
The president of the United States, Donald Trump , denied today that he is planning to win the elections next Tuesday before the results confirm his victory, as reported by the media.
“It’s false information, let’s see what happens” on election night, Trump told reporters at the Charlotte airport, in South Carolina, after giving a rally.
The president referred to the information published today by the digital newspaper Axios, according to which Trump has told “people he trusts” that he would stand on a podium to declare himself the winner on Tuesday night “if it seems that he is leading.” you counts.
The outlet, which cites three anonymous sources “familiar with their private comments,” assured that Trump’s intention to declare himself the winner would occur “even if the electoral college result still depends on a large number of unscrupted votes in key states like Pennsylvania “.
For this to happen, it should have clear advantages “in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Iowa, Arizona and Georgia,” several of the key states the election is believed to depend on .
Asked also about this information, his Democratic rival in the elections, former Vice President Joe Biden , assured reporters that his “answer is that the president (Trump) is not going to steal these elections .
Despite denying what was published by Axios, Trump confirmed that he will try to stop the counting of votes by mail as soon as the polls close on Tuesday.
“I don’t think it’s fair that we have to wait long after the elections” to find out the winner, said the president, who questioned the honesty of the system in states ruled by Democrats, something unprecedented in the United States.
“I think it’s terrible that you can collect ballots after an election,” Trump said, referring to the possibility that mail-in ballots count even if they were received after the polls close as long as they were cast on time.
“As soon as the elections are over, we will go to our lawyers,” he threatened.
Specifically, he cited the case of Pennsylvania, one of the most contested states , and its governor, Democrat Tom Wolf, whose honesty he questioned without evidence.
“We don’t want to have Pennsylvania, where there is a very partisan guy as governor … We don’t want to be in a position where he is allowed to see ballots arrive every day (and think) ‘let’s see if we can only find 10,000 more votes'” , said.
In the 2016 elections, in which he prevailed over the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, Trump obtained 44,292 votes more than his rival, out of the more than 6 million cast, which represents a difference of one (0.7 percent).
In these elections, the polls also anticipate a very narrow result, with Biden leading by 4.3 percentage points, according to the average of polls produced by RealClearPolitics.
Trump is in the final stretch of the campaign embarking on a frantic marathon of electoral rallies that will take him to give ten in seven states in the last two days, in order to close the 7.2-point lead that Biden has taken.