Former first lady and 2016 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton said Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden shouldnt 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 dont 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 weve 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 theyre doing is using COVID to steal an election,” Trump said at the Republican National Convention. “Theyre using COVID to defraud the American people, all of our people, of a fair and free election. We cant do that.
“Eighty million mail-in ballots theyre working on, sending them out to people that didnt ask for them,” he said. “And its not fair and its not right, and its 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 _