Considered one of America’s high election officers has rubbished Donald Trump’s claims of voter fraud (Image: Reuters)
Considered one of America’s high election officers has rubbished Donald Trump’s strategies that this 12 months’s contest has been riven with fraud. Ellen Weintraub, from the Federal Election Fee, instructed CNN Saturday: ‘There actually has been no proof of fraud.
Weintraub added: ‘State and native officers and ballot staff all through the nation actually stepped up. And there have been only a few complaints about how this election was run.
‘Only a few substantiated complaints, let me put it that method. There is no such thing as a proof of any form of voter fraud.
‘There is no such thing as a proof of unlawful votes being forged. In actual fact, and also you don’t must take my phrase for it, as a result of folks all through the nation, nonpartisan election consultants, have come out and dealt with this election and the way it was run.’
Weintraub spoke out after President Trump made unfounded claims about votes being accepted after state deadlines, together with 4 tweets despatched Saturday morning, which have since been lined up by Twitter bosses for being deceptive.
Trump, who’s on target to lose to Joe Biden, raged: ‘Tens of hundreds of votes have been illegally obtained after 8 P.M. on Tuesday, Election Day, completely and simply altering the ends in Pennsylvania and sure different razor skinny states.
‘As a separate matter, tons of of hundreds of Votes have been illegally not allowed to be OBSERVED…
‘This is able to ALSO change the Election end in quite a few States, together with Pennsylvania, which everybody thought was simply received on Election Evening, solely to see a large lead disappear, with out anybody being allowed to OBSERVE, for lengthy intervals of time, what the occurred Dangerous issues came about throughout these hours the place LEGAL TRANSPARENCY was viciously & crudely not allowed.
‘Tractors blocked doorways & home windows have been lined with thick cardboard in order that observers couldn’t see into the depend rooms. BAD THINGS HAPPENED INSIDE. BIG CHANGES TOOK PLACE!’
A win in Pennsylvania would see Biden named President-elect of the USA by all present forecasts. New York Instances and CNN polls have Biden on 253 electoral school votes, whereas Fox Information and AP have him on 264 factors.
He wants 270 to win, with the 20 electoral school votes up for grabs in Pennsylvania placing Biden comfortably previous that quantity.