President Donald Trump on Friday demanded that the United States Supreme Court intervene to stop states from counting all ballots after November 3rd.
The president took to Twitter to rage against a Supreme Court decision this week that rejected North Carolina Republicans’ effort to stop an extension for accepting absentee ballots that arrive late but are postmarked on or before election day.
“This decision is CRAZY and so bad for our Country,” the president fumed on Twitter.
“Can you imagine what will happen during that nine day period. The Election should END on November 3rd,” he demanded.
This decision is CRAZY and so bad for our Country. Can you imagine what will happen during that nine day period. The Election should END on November 3rd. https://t.co/Hkftv9Jp56
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2020
“Again it is absolutely ahistorical and literally impossible to say vote counting should be final on Election Day itself,” comments Politico reporter Kyle Cheney. “There is no legitimate reason to create this expectation.”
Trump on Monday argued against counting every vote cast in the 2020 presidential election, in a tweet that was deemed “misleading” by Twitter.
Trump suggested that the incomplete vote total reached at the end of election day should be declared the final result.
“Big problems and discrepancies with Mail In Ballots all over the USA,” Trump falsely claimed.
“Must have final total on November 3rd,” Trump demanded.
The comments were a continuation of Trump’s efforts to discredit the legitimacy of the election as he trails Joe Biden in the polls.