Commissioner Ellen Weintraub of the Federal Election Commission has a information flash for President Donald Trump and anyone else who wants to listen to it: “In the United States of America, we do not ‘get rid of’ ballots.”
Earlier, when questioned during a push briefing if he would commit to a peaceful transfer of electrical power if he loses the November election, Trump refused to do so, saying, “Well, we’re heading to have to see what takes place.”
He then went on to attack mail-in voting, suggesting there would only be a peaceful transition if mail-in ballots are removed. He also implied there would be no have to have for a transfer with out mail-in ballots. (He has on several situations claimed the method favors Democrats).
“Get rid of the ballots and you are going to have a peaceful … there will not be a transfer, frankly, there’ll be a continuation,” he stated.
Weintraub, a Democratic appointee, cleared items up with a tweet:
Trump’s brazen disregard for the Democratic procedure on Wednesday ignited deep problems from those people on both equally sides of the aisle. It’s just the latest milestone in his months-very long assault on mail-in voting and the nation’s electoral process. He has designed persistent attempts to plant seeds of question, stoke confusion and delegitimize the electoral procedure forward of the presidential election, which he has claimed without having evidence will be “rigged.”
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