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Trump Wants Courts To Block States From Counting Ballots Past Election Day

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Donald Trump has not been shy about attacking the election process, especially as we inch closer to Election Day. This week, the president announced that he wants the federal courts to block states from counting ballots past November 3.

Trump started this week by falsely claiming that counting ballots past Election Day is illegal.

Vox journalist Aaron Rupar at the time noted, “I don’t know whether he’ll succeed, but it’s very clear that Trump is going to try to prevent states from tallying votes after Election Day.

Just one day after his false claims, Trump hinted that the courts he packed won’t allow ballots to be counted past Election Day.

“We’ll see what happens at the end of the day,” on Election Day, Trump said Wednesday afternoon, according to CQ Roll Call’s Niels Lesniewski. “Hopefully it won’t go longer than that. Hopefully the few states remaining that want to take a lot of time after November 3rd to count ballots, that won’t be allowed by the various courts.”

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