BISMARCK, ND — As votes continue to be counted across the country, President Trump gave a speech tonight stating, without any evidence at all, that normal ongoing vote counting would “steal the election” from him. The president said he did not think “late votes” should be counted, which would mean legally cast North Dakota ballots that are still in the mail would not be counted.
North Dakota’s election rules, similar to those in several states, allows any vote postmarked by Nov. 2 and delivered in time for the official canvass on Nov. 9 to be valid. In several states, mail-in ballots were counted last unlike North Dakota that counted them first.
The Democratic-NPL Party Chairwoman Kylie Oversen said:
“The president’s attacks on routine and legal vote counting are deeply troubling, and we urge leaders across the aisle to join the bipartisan call that all ballots be counted in every state. Both Republicans and Democrats across the country have called out the president’s remarks as threatening the integrity of the voting process. Sen. Hoeven, Sen. Cramer, Rep. Armstrong and Gov. Burgum must condemn the president’s dangerous and baseless claim.”