Joe Biden says he will accept the “ full election results and every vote counts, ” blaming Donald Trump for refusing to agree to accept them in advance
- The former vice president has ripped up President Trump for saying he might not accept the election results
- Trump said in July, ‘I have to see it. No, I’m not just going to say yes. I’m not going to say no, and I didn’t last time either ‘
- Biden’s own response was, ‘Of course, the full results. Count every vote ‘
- His team is gearing up for legal battles and hiring top talent
- He spoke at a town hall on CNN on Thursday evening
- Experts predict that there will be a count of days after election day to count the post-in ballots
Former Vice President Joe Biden prodded President Donald Trump for refusing to say outright that he would accept the results of the election, then gave his own answer to the question.
Sure, the full results. Count every vote, ”replied Biden, who was asked by CNN host Anderson Cooper about the freight topic at a live city hall-style gathering.
Look, I mean, can anyone – any of you are history majors out there think of a president who said early on that I’m not sure I’ll accept the election results? It depends?’ Biden said, raising her voice to emphasize. ‘What happened to us? This is not who we are. This is not what America is. No president has ever said such a thing. ‘
Former Vice President Joe Biden condemned President Donald Trump for refusing to say he would accept the election results. Sure, the full results. Count every vote, ”Biden replied when asked if he would
In response to a question about mail-in voting – the subject of repeated escalating attacks from President Trump – Biden replied, “ Look, if the president had even the slightest confidence that he was likely to win the election, he wouldn’t to do. ‘
He said to Cooper, “Remember, I wasn’t on your show, but I said a few months ago that I predict the president will try to postpone election day. Everyone said he never would. Guess? He suggested that we should postpone the election date, postpone the election, ”Biden said.
Powerful Senate Republicans immediately shot down the idea after Trump brought it up.
President Donald Trump has refused to say he will accept the election results. He said in July, ‘Trump said in July,’ I have to see it. No, I’m not just going to say yes. I’m not going to say no, and I didn’t last time either ‘
In this file photo, Matt Kelly’s absentee vote manager is holding the ballots that will be used to send ballots to the Franklin County Board of Elections office in Columbus on Wednesday, July 29.
Trump loyalist Attorney General Bill Barr has also destroyed postal voting
“He’s done everything, including a postmaster general who still doesn’t know who dismantled those machines – who ordered them to pick up those places to send your ballots,” Biden said. “I mean, it’s just about trying to delegitimize the effort.”
Trump told Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace in July when he pressed whether he would accept the results: ‘I have to see it. No, I’m not just going to say yes. I’m not going to say no, and not last time. ‘
Trump took a similar stance in 2016 when he said, “ I’ll tell you at that point. I’ll keep you in suspense. ‘
Cooper asked him frankly, “Would you agree to accept the election results tonight?”
Biden’s call to “count every vote” only refers to the political and legal battle that awaits us. He assembles a team of leading litigation attorneys, including former attorneys general, to fight to enable ballots and anticipate challenges.
Trump continues to protest mail voting, as he did yesterday in the White House.
Trump tweeted Thursday morning: “Due to the new and unprecedented amount of unsolicited ballots being sent to” voters “or wherever this year, the result of the Nov. 3 election can NEVER BE ACCURATELY DETERMINED, as some want. Another election disaster yesterday. Stop Ballot Madness !, ‘
When asked by a Philadelphia voter what he would do to secure postal voting if elected, Biden said, “ I would not try to question the legitimacy of the election like this president and the people around him. have gone. ‘
He spoke of an election two years ahead, when COVID-19 will hopefully be on the wane. See, it’s all about people showing up and voting. And I’m confident, despite all the efforts the president has put in, I think you’ll see a massive turnout, ”he said.