“If we get the votes, it will be over, Donald Trump will leave”

Former US Vice President Joe Biden on September 29 in Cleveland (Ohio).

Joe Biden made the bet of democratic solidity. “If we get the votes, it will be over. He will leave. He will not be able to remain in power ”, said the Democratic candidate of Donald Trump. During the debate between the two presidential candidates on November 3, the outgoing president threatened not to recognize the election due to the alleged fraud in the postal vote: “If it’s a fair election, I’m one hundred percent on board. But, if I see tens of thousands of manipulated ballots, I cannot accept this. “

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America remains traumatized by the precedent of the year 2000, when the games were so close in Florida that it was not until December 13 that Al Gore conceded defeat to George W. Bush by 537 votes apart. , the Supreme Court having refused a new count of the votes. Again, it’s panic, but on a larger scale due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

The Republicans mostly plan to go to the polls while the Democrats, more worried about the epidemic, intend to vote massively by mail. Except that postal votes can, according to the different laws in force in the States, arrive late and be counted several days after November 3, the date of the election. Hence a concern: that the in-person vote will give Donald Trump the provisional victory, but that the final tally will tip the election into factor of Joe Biden.

“Vote, vote, vote”

The most worried imagine that Donald Trump will refuse to acknowledge his defeat, crying fraud. Joe Biden has pledged not to proclaim his victory until it has been independently certified. Donald trump “Tries to scare people into believing that it won’t be legitimate to run and vote. You will determine the outcome of this election. Vote, vote, vote. If you are able to vote early in your state, vote early. If you are able to vote in person, vote in person ”, urged the Democratic candidate, who reiterated that his Republican opponent would be forced to respect the verdict of the polls.

” Yes [Donald Trump] says he is not sure to accept [le résultat de l’élection], well, let me tell you: it doesn’t matter, because if we get the votes it will be over. He will leave. He will not be able to stay in power. It will not happen. So vote. “ Already in June, Mr. Biden said he was convinced Mr. Trump would try to “Steal the election” but that he would be in case of necessity “Escorted [par le secret service] at the door of the White House ”, the United States being “Not a military dictatorship”.

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