President Donald Trump stated tonight about trying to shut down the counting of duly cast ballots was outrageous, upprecedented and incorrect, “Biden campaign manager Jen O’ Malley Dillon said in a statement as the election remained undecided.
Joe Biden’s said his legal team was ready to prevent such an “Unprecedented” act.
While delivering an extraordinary speech from the white house, Trump claimed that “they did win the election” despite neither candidate reaching the electoral vote threshold for victory.
“We want all voting to stop,” Trump said, appearing to mean halting the counting of mail-in ballots, which can be legally accepted by state election boards after Tuesday’s election — provided they were postmarked in time.
Biden has long warned that Trump was seeking to diminish the integrity of mail-in voting, which has surged this year given the health concerns about going in person to polling places during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Having encouraged Republican efforts in multiple states to prevent the legal counting of these ballots before Election Day, now Donald Trump is saying these ballots can’t be counted after Election Day either,” Dillon said.
But Biden’s campaign insisted “the counting will not stop.”
“We have legal teams standing by ready to deploy to resist… and they will prevail,” Dillon said.