WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is checking how far he can go in utilizing the trappings of governmental power to weaken confidence in this week’s election versus Joe Biden, as the Democrat picked up speed in tight contests in some essential battlefield states.
With his path to re-election appearing to shrink, Trump on Thursday advanced unsupported accusations of citizen scams to falsely argue that his rival was trying to seize power. It amounted to a remarkable effort by a sitting American president to sow doubt about the democratic procedure.
” This is a case when they are trying to steal an election, they are trying to rig an election,” Trump stated from the podium of the White House briefing space.
The president’s remarks deepened a sense of stress and anxiety in the U.S. as Americans enter their 3rd complete day after the election without knowing who would function as president for the next 4 years. His statements also prompted a rebuke from some Republicans, especially those seeking to steer the celebration in a different instructions in a post- Trump era.
Neither prospect has reached the 270 Electoral College votes required to win the White Home. Biden eclipsed Trump in Wisconsin and Michigan, 2 crucial Midwestern battleground states, and was inching closer to surpassing the president in Pennsylvania and Georgia, where votes were still be counted.
It was uncertain when a nationwide winner would be determined after a long, bitter campaign dominated by the coronavirus and its impacts on Americans and the nationwide economy. The U.S. on Wednesday set another record for everyday confirmed cases as a number of states