US election 2020: Trump refuses to commit on peaceful transition of power after election


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The US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he would not commit to providing a peaceful transition of power after the election day, if he loses the Presidential election on November 03.

Trump on the news conference at the White House said, “Well, we're going to have to see what happens."

"Get rid of the ballots and you'll have a very ... there won't be a transfer, frankly. There'll be a continuation," he added, saying "the ballots are out of control."

Trump also said he believed the election result could end up in the US Supreme Court, as he again cast doubt on postal voting.

Trump had earlier cast doubts on mail-in voting which is set to be used in a big way in various US state in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump has previously said his rival Joe Biden would only prevail in November if the election is "rigged," and suggested earlier in the day it was likely the results of the election would be contested all the way to the Supreme Court.

He has also promised to fill the seat of US Supreme ahead of the elections after the recent death of Ginsburg,87, who had passed away last week. 

Trump ended up claiming that he had to take an "emergency phone call," Trump also said he felt the US Food and Drug Administration might be politically motivated to delay the approval of a coronavirus vaccine. 


Publish : 2020-09-24 13:41:52

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