U.S. President Donald Trump says he does not want to wait “weeks, months or even years” for the results of this November’s election because of problems he predicts will occur with mailed-in ballots.”I don’t want a delay,” Trump told reporters Thursday afternoon at the White House. “But I also don’t want to have to wait for three months and then find out that the ballots are all missing, and the election doesn’t mean anything. … Smart people know it. Stupid people may not know it.”Sorry, but your browser cannot support embedded video of this type, you can
“Trump has attempted to destroy confidence in American institutions and norms from the very beginning, even right after the 2016 election — an election he won — by claiming falsely that millions of people voted illegally. He knows he may well lose in 2020 but is trying to get his supporters not to believe the results. It’s right out of George Orwell’s ‘1984’: ‘The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears,’ ” Cohen told VOA.Polls indicate Trump is significantly trailing presumptive Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden in key battleground states.Biden previously suggested Trump would try to delay the election.”Mark my words — I think he is going to try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can’t be held,” Biden said at a virtual fundraiser April 24.Both the National Association of State Election Directors and the National Association of Secretaries of State told VOA on Thursday that they were unaware of any developments that could have an impact on the security of this year’s election.National Security correspondent Jeff Seldin and Congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson contributed to this report.

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