In a scathing opinion piece in The New York Times published online Thursday, the Northwestern University law professor points to what ignited his newfound ire with the president: a tweet Trump sent out shortly after news broke Thursday morning that the US economy had suffered its biggest recorded contraction ever last quarter.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. John Thune (R-SD). "I think we've had elections every November since about 1788, and I expect that will be the case again this year", he added.
"This action undermines the democratic processes and freedoms that have underpinned Hong Kong's prosperity", she said, according to a transcript of the press conference produced by the White House.
President Donald Trump has suggested that he won't accept the election results in November, claiming that mail-in ballots are "rigged" and there would likely be foreign interference.
Meanwhile, the President has actually started laying the groundwork for the doubt and suspicion he might cast on election results if counting mail-in tallies eventually postpones the statement of a victor.
The move was widely seen as a setback for the pro-democracy movement that has been building there while China tightens its grip on Hong Kong.
As voters look for a safer alternative to in-person voting, election officials from both parties have promoted mail-in and absentee voting options.
"Given the importance that absentee voting will have on the upcoming general election, I am baffled and troubled by the majority's vote to deny leave to appeal here", Justice Richard Bernstein wrote. Trump and many conservatives, however, have been vocal in their opposition to the trend, alleging it will lead to greater election irregularities and fraud. Trump's ultimate goal, however, may have less to do with the election date than undermining the results of the election if he loses.
The city saw a huge surge of mail-in ballots this year during the coronavirus pandemic - 403,000, compared with 23,000 in the 2016 primary. Following the pandemic that has been afflicting the U.S. and countries across the world since January this year, several states in the USA have been considering mail-in voting to avoid in-person voting which might violate the social distancing norms.
In some states, the ballots can be accepted several days after Election Day, as long as they are postmarked before polls closed. But his misinformation campaign could be less successful if Congress and the states took steps to reduce the delay in counting absentee and other ballots.
That does not mean The Associated Press news agency and other news organisations will not call a victor.
But in particularly tight contests, the AP and other news organisations may hold off on declaring a victor. Tilden had won 184 of 185 needed electoral votes and also led the popular vote by more than 250,000.
The simple reality remains that Republicans up and down the ballot this fall need Trump's fervent base on their side to have any chance of winning. "When we are ultimately required to have mail-in tallies, it's our individuals who will not vote ..."
Arizona has since changed its procedures to try to speed up the vote count.