Trump Hits Early Voting: Who Knows What Happens When Polls Are ‘Locked’

December 9, 2016 4:36 p.m.

It’s been more than a month, but President-elect Donald Trump is still raising questions about the presidential election.

In what was supposed to be a stump speech for Republican Louisiana Senate candidate John Kennedy in Baton Rouge Friday, Trump took aim at early voting during the presidential election, saying that no one can know what is happening when polling places are locked up for the night.

Trump spent a bulk of his speech talking about his own policies and victories, treating it like a stop on his “thank you” tour. He covered everything from his now-friendly relationship with President Obama, which elicited some boos from the crowd, to his winning of Time magazine’s “Person of the Year,” which he said was too politically correct and should be changed back to “Man of The Year.”

In the middle of discussing his win in November, Trump seemed to imply that he would work to limit early voting, taking a crack at how many he apparently saw in line to vote early in Florida, making air quotes to assert that he didn’t think polling places were adequately secured.

“I passed a line and I said, ‘what’s happening over there?’ I thought it was a big movie. They said, ‘no, sir, that’s voting. They’re voting,’ and they’re voting like really early. And we have to discuss that early thing. That’s sort of — so many things are going on. So many things. Wonder what happens during the evening when those places are ‘locked’, right?”

Trump did not expressly say what he would do about early voting or if he would work to limit it, but said that Democrats would criticize him for talking about it.

“But the Democrats or the people would say ‘Donald Trump is criticizing the foundations of our country,'” he mocked. “Give me a break. Give me a break. Give me a break.”

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