Trump Readying Lawyers To “Go In” As Soon As Election Ends Tuesday Night

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( President Donald Trump’s lawyers will be prepared to launch a defense and verify election results as soon as the election ends on Tuesday, the president said Sunday.

After he landed in North Carolina on Sunday, Trump said he wouldn’t prematurely declare a victory on Tuesday. He did, however, say he believed recent Supreme Court decisions that allow late-arriving mail-in ballots in North Carolina and Pennsylvania to be counted after Election Day were poor rulings.

He said:

“I think it was a terrible decision for our country. And I think it was a very dangerous decision for our country. Because you’re going to have one or two or three states, depending on how it ends up, where they’re tabulating ballots and the rest of the world is waiting to find out. And I think there’s great danger to it, and I think a lot of fraud and misuse can take place. I think it’s a terrible decision by the Supreme Court. A terrible decision.

“Now, I don’t know if that’s going to be changed, because we’re going to go in night of, as soon as that election is over, we’re going in with our lawyers. I don’t think it’s fair that we have to wait a long period of time after the election. Should’ve gotten their ballots in a long time before that. Could’ve gotten their ballots in a month ago. I think it’s a ridiculous decision.”

At a rally in Iowa earlier Sunday, Trump also made similar comments, saying:

“We should know the result of the election by the evening of November 3rd.”

The issue isn’t just that these late-arriving ballots could significantly delay the results of the presidential election. It’s also that this has been allowed in two of the most hotly-contested swing states in this particular presidential election.

In Pennsylvania, election officials aren’t even allowed to pre-canvass. This means they aren’t permitted to ready any of the mail-in ballots for counting until the polls close on Tuesday night. This would potentially speed up the process of counting the ballots, but they are prohibited by law from doing that.

Trump’s campaign officials have been dropping hints of potential Democratic sabotage in the election. Jason Miller, a senior adviser on the Trump campaign, said Sunday that Democrats could try to “steal” the election back for Joe Biden if they see Trump holds a lead in some of the key swing states on Tuesday. He seemed to allege that liberals would attempt to fraudulently cast or count ballots as late-arriving in places such as Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

Some other Republicans are denouncing this comment, though, saying it’s not a possibility. Spencer Cox, the current lieutenant governor in Utah who is running for governor as a Republican, denounced Miller’s comments. He tweeted:

“Hey guys, please ignore this type of garbage. The truth is that elections are never decided on election night … It really doesn’t matter who is ahead on election night, it only matters when every eligible vote is counted and each county canvasses and certifies the vote totals.”