The Final Sprint: Trump Launches All-Out War On Counting Ballots Post-Election Day

October 28, 2020
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October 28, 2020

It may be how things have always been done, but President Trump doesn’t like it.

In the final days of his reelection campaign, Trump has waged a full war against counting ballots that arrive post-Election Day, just days after a divided Supreme Court ruled in favor of upholding a ban on counting ballots that arrive after November 3 in the state of Wisconsin. The ruling, with the concurring opinion penned by Trump-appointed Justice Brett Kavanaugh, forecasts a cliffhanger on election night.

While speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Trump tossed precedent out the window: “Hopefully the few states remaining that want to take a lot of time after November 3rd to count ballots, that won’t be allowed by the various courts.” Never mind the fact that mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day have always been counted in every election, every cycle, no matter the year or type of race leading up to this era.

Follow along with the TPM staff as we cover the final stretch of the campaign.

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It may be how things have always been done, but President Trump doesn’t like it.

In the final days of his reelection campaign, Trump has waged a full war against counting ballots that arrive post-Election Day, just days after a divided Supreme Court ruled in favor of upholding a ban on counting ballots that arrive after November 3 in the state of Wisconsin. The ruling, with the concurring opinion penned by Trump-appointed Justice Brett Kavanaugh, forecasts a cliffhanger on election night.

While speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Trump tossed precedent out the window: “Hopefully the few states remaining that want to take a lot of time after November 3rd to count ballots, that won’t be allowed by the various courts.” Never mind the fact that mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day have always been counted in every election, every cycle, no matter the year or type of race leading up to this era.

Follow along with the TPM staff as we cover the final stretch of the campaign.

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  1. It is shaping up to be a massive Trump defeat. The real question is how many Republicans go down with him.

  2. Goddamn straight that Texas is a tossup.

  3. It makes me wish I could see into the future by just one week. I have a full day at the polls on Tuesday and a full day at Target, starting at 8:30a, on Wednesday. My celebration may be delayed, but it may not be over on Tuesday, so the distraction Wednesday will be welcome.

  4. Good fucking riddance.
    The man is a toxin. The sooner we flush him and his enablers out of the system, the sooner the polity can heal.

  5. No, republicans, that isn’t someone’s cheap aftershave. That’s unbridled fear you smell.

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