According to the US “Capitol Hill” report, US President Trump said on Thursday that he would accept the peaceful transfer of power after the election, but he still questioned the reliability of the ballots, emphasizing that the premise of the peaceful transfer of power is “Electoral integrity”.
Earlier, Trump refused to promise a peaceful transfer of power after the election in an interview in the White House. He has repeatedly questioned the credibility of mailed ballots, implying that the results of this year’s general election may ultimately be decided by the Supreme Court.
In an interview with NBC, Trump said: “Peaceful transfer of power? I absolutely want to do this. But ideally, I don’t want to transfer power because I want to win.”
But Trump subsequently attacked the Democrats, accusing the Democrats of being the chief culprit in preventing the peaceful transfer of power. Trump said that the Democrats are vigorously monitoring his campaign and are trying to step down an incumbent president who has passed a formal election.
For several months, Trump has been criticizing ballots, believing that ballots will lead to “rigging” or “fraud” in the election.
To prove his guess, Trump deliberately took out an example from a month ago. Nine unvoted ballots were found in a trash can near Scranton, Pennsylvania. The U.S. Department of Justice stated on September 24 that seven of the ballots were for Trump. The FBI has been involved in the investigation. After a preliminary investigation, Pennsylvania officials stated that it should be a mistake in the administration of the temporary contractor and was not targeted at a specific candidate.
The US media pointed out that these allegations by Trump are baseless. The Associated Press commented that it is extremely rare for an incumbent president to express total distrust of the democratic election process in the United States. According to a Reuters/Ipsos survey, most Americans hope to vote by mail during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Experts have repeatedly stated that there is no evidence of voter fraud by mail. Trump’s own FBI director also stated that there is no evidence of “coordinated national voter fraud in major elections, whether by ballots or other means.”
Trump’s repeated attacks on the fairness of the election have aroused the vigilance of lawmakers and regulators. Last month, when he was asked whether he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power, his rhetoric escalated.
“We’re going to have to see what happens. You know that. I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots. And the ballots are a disaster,”