Former first lady and 2016 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton said Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden shouldn’t concede the election, because the final results of the election will likely drag out due to mail-in ballots.
“Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances, because I think this is going to drag out, and eventually, I do believe he will win if we don’t give an inch and if we are as focused and relentless as the other side is,” Clinton said in an interview on Aug. 25.
“I think that [Republicans] have a couple of scenarios that they are looking toward. One is messing up absentee balloting. They believe that helps them so that they then get maybe a narrow advantage in the Electoral College on Election Day,” she claimed. “So we’ve got to have a massive legal operation, and I know the Biden campaign is working on that.”
President Donald Trump said on Aug. 24 that increased mail-in voting access is a politically motivated plan hatched by Democrats.
“What they’re doing is using COVID to steal an election,” Trump said at the Republican National Convention. “They’re using COVID to defraud the American people, all of our people, of a fair and free election. We can’t do that.
“Eighty million mail-in ballots they’re working on, sending them out to people that didn’t ask for them,” he said. “And it’s not fair and it’s not right, and it’s not going to be possible to tabulate, in my opinion.”
Some political observers have said that a winner of the presidential contest might not be declared on Election Day due to mail-in voting delays. Proponents say the mail-in voting push is designed to curb the spread of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) earlier this week said in an interview that Trump is trying “to scare people from voting, to intimidate them by saying he’s going to have law enforcement people at the polls.”
“But ignore him,” she said, “because his purpose is to diminish the vote, to suppress the vote.”
Meanwhile, congressional lawmakers questioned Postmaster General Louis DeJoy about whether recent reforms at the U.S. Postal Service were political in nature.
“I am not engaged in sabotaging the election,” DeJoy told lawmakers. Last week, he announced that he would suspend some operational and organizational changes that he made, saying that he doesn’t want to create the appearance of a conflict of interest.