Trump: I Want an ‘Honest’ Election, but ‘I’m Not Sure That It Can Be’

President Donald Trump is raising concerns that the election may not be “honest” because of mail-in ballots.

As he left the White House for a healthcare event on Thursday, Trump was asked, “Are the election results only legitimate if you win?”

He responded, “We have to be very careful with the ballots. The ballots that’s a whole big scam.”

He referenced a new announcement from the Justice Department that seven ballots in Pennsylvania were discarded that had been cast for him. He also claimed that other ballots were found in a river.

“We want to make sure the election is honest, and I’m not sure that it can be. I don’t know that it can be,” he added.

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On Wednesday, Trump said he believes the election results would wind up before the Supreme Court because of “this scam that the Democrats are pulling.”

Trump has repeatedly claimed, contrary to the evidence, that expanding access to mail-in ballots would lead to massive voter fraud in the upcoming election.

And on Wednesday, he was asked if he would commit to ensuring that there is a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the election in November.

“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,” he said, adding, “Get rid of the ballots, and you’ll have a very peaceful … there won’t be a transfer, frankly, there’ll be a continuation.”

His comments led the U.S. Senate to pass a resolution to affirm the senators’ commitment to a peaceful transfer of power.

Speaking about the resolution, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) said, “Sometimes we hear things that challenge that, and we heard that yesterday, and we were very concerned about that.”

“For the president to even address the subject of maybe not knowing if he would accept or not is beyond all of our comprehension that that could ever happen in America,” he added.


  1. Lying Paul The Emeffer: try to act like an adult and answer this question.

    Do YOU want a one-party state run by a fascistic dictator? Yes or no? Everything that YOU say on IJR points to YOU wanting that, so prove me wrong, without acting like a child.

  2. They don’t care, Jayjay. This is what they want. They don’t care about democracy. Democracy is not their goal. They want one-party rule with Dear Leader in full fascistic control.

    He said get rid of the ballots. How much more clear does he have to be?

  3. Trump is so transparent. His cult knows that he’s setting the election up to cheat because he knows he will lose. Too bad that they are so morally bankrupt that they don’t care what is happening. Make no mistake about it trumpets, he is asking you to pick between him and democracy itself!

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