WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) – Less than six weeks before the US presidential election on November 3, incumbent screams Donald Trump further doubts about their possible outcome. “We have to make sure that the election is honest. But I do not know if it can be,” said Trump on Thursday with a view to voting papers sent by mail. Trump has been claiming for weeks that election documents sent millions of times to US citizens drastically increase the risk of election fraud. Experts and those responsible for elections deny this.
Trump repeatedly told his supporters that he was convinced that the only way to lose the vote was through electoral fraud. On Wednesday, when asked by a reporter, he refused to promise a peaceful transfer of power. “We’ll have to wait and see what happens,” he said instead. Trump’s statements sparked criticism from both Democrats and Republicans. The Senate passed a resolution on Thursday with a commitment to the peaceful transfer of power./so/DP/fba