Trump defies electoral system, launches accusations without evidence

Washington, Nov 5 (efe-epa).- United States President Donald Trump questioned Thursday the integrity of the country’s electoral system, calling into question, without proof, the legality of millions of votes and opened the door to a long dispute over the outcome of the elections.

In his first appearance after the one he made during the election night, the president made a statement to the press full of falsehoods about the legitimacy of the process and did not offer any evidence about the accusations, mostly about corruption against officials of key states such as Michigan and Pennsylvania.

“It is a corrupt system and it makes people corrupt,” he said in one of the most controversial statements made by a US president.

Trump did not provide evidence for his allegations that the elections are being rigged in favor of the “corrupt Democratic machine,” adding that a “fraud” is being committed.

“They are trying to rig an election and we cannot let that happen. … Our objective is to defend the integrity of the elections, so we will not allow the corrupt to rob us,” he said.

The president again questioned the legality of mail-in ballots, insisting that votes received after Election Day but postmarked earlier should not be counted, in open defiance of Pennsylvania law.

The president predicted he will win reelection “easily,” but said that “there will be a lot of litigation” in several key states, and that some of them could end in the US Supreme Court, with a conservative majority.

Trump also denounced an alleged “historical interference in the elections by the big media, big donors and big technology,” but said that despite that the polls were wrong and there was no “blue wave” (Democrat).

“I have won the highest proportion of non-white voters of any Republican in 60 years,” boasted the president, who highlighted in particular his margin among Latinos.

Immediately after concluding his press conference, large international media, such as The New York Times or The Guardian, did not hesitate to describe Trump’s accusations against the system as false.

The Trump campaign has filed lawsuits to challenge scrutiny in Pennsylvania and other key states, Nevada, Michigan, and Georgia, although in the latter two territories the courts have dismissed their claims; while in Wisconsin, the president’s team has called for a recount of the votes. EFE-EPA


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