US authorization to know who won on election day, says Donald Trump

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Donald Trump tried to sow doubts about ballot counting after election day (file)

Arlington, United States:

US President Donald Trump tried again Tuesday to cast doubt on the ballot count beyond election day, saying the country was “entitled” to know who won on the day of the vote.

“You must have a date, and the date happens to be November 3rd,” he said during a visit to the Republican National Committee offices in Arlington, Virginia.

“And we should have the right to know who won on November 3rd.”

Trump was mainly referring to his rejection of a U.S. Supreme Court refusal to intervene in a decision that allowed Pennsylvania to continue counting ballots received for up to three days after the election.

The move came due to logistical complications as the country coped with the coronavirus pandemic, which resulted in a flood of ballot papers in the mail.

Pennsylvania is seen as a major swing state in the election, and both Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden have fought there repeatedly over the past few days.

“You can’t put off these things for many days and maybe weeks,” Trump said when Americans voted nationwide and more than 100 million people cast early ballots.

“You can’t. The whole world is waiting. This country is waiting. But the whole world is waiting.”

When asked whether he wrote a thank-you or concession speech, Trump said he didn’t.

“You know, winning is easy,” he said. “Losing is never easy – not for me it isn’t.”

(Except for the headline, this story was not edited by GossipMantri staff and published from a syndicated feed.)

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