President Donald Trump cast doubt on the integrity of the US election again on Sunday, saying a vote count that stretched past Election Day would be a “terrible thing” and suggesting his lawyers might get involved.
With two days to go until Tuesday’s election and trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden in opinion polls, Mr Trump raced through battleground states in a late hunt for support, while Mr Biden implored attendees at two rallies in the pivotal state of Pennsylvania to get out and vote.
“We’re going in the night of – as soon as the election is over – we’re going in with our lawyers,” Mr Trump told reporters, without offering further explanation.
Responding to reports that have been denied by the Trump campaign which suggest the President could declare victory early on election night, Mr Biden said: “The President is not going to steal this election.”
Americans have rushed to vote early, already casting nearly 60 million mail-in ballots that could take days or weeks to be counted in some states – meaning a winner might not be declared in the hours after polls close on Tuesday night in the US.
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