Trump bid to stop vote counting ‘outrageous’ ― Biden

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Joe ’s White House campaign slammed US President Donald Trump’s threat try stop the vote count as “outrageous” early Wednesday, saying its legal team was ready such an “unprecedented” act.

“The president’s statement tonight about trying shut down the counting duly cast ballots was outrageous, unprecedented, and incorrect,” campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said in a statement as the remained undecided. “Never before in our history has a president the United sought to strip Americans voice in a .”

The comments came shortly after Trump delivered an extraordinary speech from the White House, in which he claimed “we did this ” despite neither candidate reaching the electoral vote threshold for victory. “We all voting to stop,” Trump said, appearing to mean halting the counting of mail-in ballots, which can be legally accepted by state election boards after Tuesday’s election — provided they were postmarked in time. Several battleground were in the air early Wednesday when Trump spoke, including Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Trump tweets video of his Nigerian has long warned Trump was seeking to diminish the integrity of mail-in voting, which has surged this year given the concerns about going in person to polling places during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Having encouraged Republican efforts in multiple to the legal counting of these ballots before Election Day, now Donald Trump is saying these ballots can’t be counted after Election Day either,” Dillon said. Trump branded slow ballot tabulations in battleground a “fraud” and said he would go to the Supreme Court to dispute the counting of votes. But Biden’s campaign insisted “the counting will not stop.”

“We have legal teams standing by ready to deploy to resist… and they will prevail,” Dillon said. The presidential election hung in the balance, with Biden so far winning 238 votes in the Electoral College and Trump securing 213 based on the states they have won so far, according to projections by US . The magic for victory is 270 out of a total of 538.