In the wake of fresh reporting indicating that President Donald Trump is planning to too soon claim triumph if he has a lead Tuesday night and decline as illegitimate ballots counted after November 3, Sen. Bernie Sanders late Sunday defined the news as “no surprise” given the president’s duplicated nods toward such a ploy and advised the public to be gotten ready for the incorrect statement.
” That has been his strategy for months, and no one needs to fall for it,” said the Vermont senator, who has been sounding the alarm about this potential “problem circumstance” in interviews, speeches, and on the campaign path. “It’s why he is demonizing mail-in ballots and sabotaging the Postal Service.”
Axios reported Sunday that in the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s election, Trump “has privately talked through this situation in some detail … describing plans to approach a podium on Election Night and state he has won.”
” Trump’s group is preparing to wrongly declare that mail-in ballots counted after November 3– a genuine count expected to favor Democrats– are proof of election fraud,” according to Axios “Numerous prognosticators state that on election night, Trump will likely appear ahead in Pennsylvania– though the state’s final result could change substantially as mail-in ballots are counted over the following days.”
While strategizing with his advisors behind the scenes, Trump has actually also been openly laying the groundwork for the Election Night prepare for months with h