House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) told HuffPost in an interview that “we’re all up for it” in a contested and in front of an unexpected President Trump.
Why it matters: He said that as Trump attempts to claim an early victory, as Axios Jonathan Swan reports, or denies a peaceful transition, Pelosi’s team of lawyers, constitutional experts and institutions have a plan, he said. Said on Friday.
What they are saying The House speaker clarified that she would pursue action should Trump declare victory on election night, while millions of votes remained uncountable, calling it “unconstitutional”.
- “We are ready for the worst time in a long time because what we have seen is the worst for this President’s disrespect for the Constitution, his disregard for the free will of the people and his stand for any level. Pelosi said, “Our own reunions.”
- He said the Trump campaign essentially telegraphed his plan to prevent votes from being counted outright: “We knew it was in his playbook … to scare people away from voting. So Then, when they found out, they made it. It’s easy for us to compete. “
- Lawyers with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Republican and former Attorney General Eric Holder have worked with Pelosi for months to prepare for the election, he told HuffPost.
big picture: The president pursued legal challenges during the election to repeatedly try to delegation, claim mail-in voting fraud, use voter bullying tactics, and prevent states from counting absentee ballots received after Election Day. Have tried.
- It could have taken days, if not weeks, to count millions of absentee ballots. Both Republican And democratic secretaries of state have insisted in recent times that elections are never called at night.
- Joe Biden’s campaign echoed Pelosi’s warnings on Monday, with campaign manager Jane O’Malley Dillon telling reporters: “In no case will Donald Trump be declared the winner on election night.”
On the other hand: Trump’s deputy campaign manager, Justin Clarke, claimed on Monday that Democrats are trying to “delegate” the results of the election day to count ballots to count past state deadlines.
- An adviser to Trump also claimed on Sunday that Democrats would “steal” electoral votes after election night, despite the fact that electoral votes are not cast until December.
Bottom-line: ” Cad. Be confident We will make sure we have a fair count, sure Pelosi told HuffPost.