Trump refused to make a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the election

Trump refused to make a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the election

Six weeks before the US election, President Trump pulled out of a peaceful transfer of power.

«Well, let's see what happens,» Trump said during an evening press conference at the White House on Wednesday, when asked if he would agree to a «peaceful transfer of power» after the election.

«I have complained a lot about the ballots, the ballots are a disaster.»

When Playboy reporter Brian Karem spoke about the unrest in the country, Trump continued.

“Get rid of the ballots and everything will be very peaceful. There will be no transfer of power; will be [my second presidential term], ”he said.

This is not the first time Trump has said that if he loses, he will not recognize the election results. The president has also repeatedly accused Democrats of using ballots to manipulate ballots to falsify election results. But on Wednesday night, he stepped up his rhetoric by refusing to stick to the strategy of a peaceful transfer of power in the event of a failure: the cornerstone of American democracy.

In this year's presidential election, mail-order voting will be held on a scale like never before, with some states expecting a tenfold increase in mail-order votes. A poll by The Washington Post in 50 states showed that 198 million eligible voters, or at least 84 percent, will be able to vote by mail.

The Atlantic said Wednesday that Trump's campaign is actively preparing to run in the elections, refusing to accept mail ballots counted after election day. Trump's state and national legal teams are already laying the groundwork for post-election maneuvers that will bypass the counting results in struggling states.

Uncertainty in the Constitution and logical loopholes in the Counting Act allow the dispute to be extended until Inauguration Day, which will lead the nation to the brink of the abyss, says Barton Gellman.