Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Some States Still Counting Ballots: ‘We Have To Allow Democracy To Work’

As Tuesday drew into Wednesday and into Thursday, the United States was still unsure about who will lead it for the next four years. In an election season that has been dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans voted by mail-in ballot and as those votes are being counted, the president called for the votes to stop being counted while others are urging patience.

During an interview on ABC News on Thursday, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) was asked about President Donald Trump’s false declaration of victory in Pennsylvania.

“I can only say that I’m not surprised. This is the kind of behavior we’ve seen from this president,” Klobuchar responded. “But we must let the votes be counted.”

She continued, “These states that are late counting, we expected this. Pennsylvania [and] Wisconsin — they don’t start counting until the day of the election. But also states like Georgia, Arizona. They have Republican governors and what you see right now in a bipartisan, nonpartisan way is election officials diligently counting the votes.”

Klobuchar added, “The president can tweet out whatever he wants. We have to allow democracy to work.”

Watch Klobuchar’s interview below:

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden both appeared in front of supporters.

Trump told a small crowd at the White House, “We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election. This is a major fraud on our nation. We want the law to be used in a proper manner. So we’ll be going to the U.S. Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop.”

On Thursday morning, Trump took his demands a step further, tweeting “STOP THE COUNT.” He also tweeted, “ANY VOTE THAT CAME IN AFTER ELECTION DAY WILL NOT BE COUNTED!”

At that time, votes were still being counted in a number of states, most importantly in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Arizona and Nevada. The results in those states will determine the outcome of the election.

Responses

  1. Can’t blame Trump and the Reps for being angry and frustrated with this stuff, with both parties screwing up the counting. No way any future elections can be allowed to haxe this level of mismanagement. The early voting process is a disaster!

  2. Amy Klobutcher the political hack that didn’t do jack squat for Minnesota. Typical lobbyist politician.

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