Washington, September 24
US President Donald Trump has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the November 3 election to his Democratic rival Joe Biden.
Trump, a Republican, also said he believed the election result could end up in the US Supreme Court, as he again cast doubt on postal voting.
Many American states are encouraging mail-in voting, citing the need to keep Americans safe from the Covid pandemic.
“Well, we’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump said when asked whether he would commit to a peaceful transition, one of the cornerstones of American democracy.
“I have been complaining very strongly about the ballots, and the ballots are a disaster…,” Trump told reporters when asked about a peaceful transition of power after the presidential poll in November, irrespective of the outcome.
“We want to get rid of the ballots. There will not be a transfer. Frankly, there will be a continuation. The ballots are out of control, you know it, and you know who knows it better than anybody else? The Democrats know it better than anybody else,” the president said.— PTI
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