President Trump clarifies he does not want to delay vote, warns against crooked elections

President Donald Trump waves to supporters after delivering remarks about American energy production during a visit to the Double Eagle Energy Oil Rig, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Midland, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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UPDATED 9:30 AM PT — Friday, July 31, 2020

President Trump has clarified he does not want to delay the November elections amid the pandemic. The president stated he doesn’t want to see a date change, but emphasized he also doesn’t want a “crooked election.”

Earlier this week, he raised concerns about delayed or fraudulent election results, which he said can take weeks or even months to sort out.

So far, multiple states have reported mail-in ballots are arriving late.

A Miami-Dade County Elections Department employee places a vote-by-mail ballot for the August 18 primary election into a box for rejected ballots as the canvassing board meets at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

President Trump also lambasted mainstream media for their reaction to his suggestion. On Thursday, he said the idea finally had them concerned over the threats to democracy caused by “mail-in voting.”

He went on to say he is not referring to absentee voting, which is something he supports.

The president reiterated the importance of knowing “election results on the night of the election” and “not days, months or even years later.”

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