US election news: Trump falsely claims coronavirus cases down
President Trump, campaigning in Wisconsin where COVID-19 cases are surging, says the pandemic is going away
Trump cites Fox interview of former business partner of Hunter Biden
“The Biden family’s business partner revealed shocking, disturbing and explosive information about Joe Biden’s corrupt and illicit foreign business dealings while he was vice president,” Trump told a large crowd of supporters in Omaha, Nebraska, sparking chants of “Lock him up, lock him up, lock him up.”
Tony Bobulinski, who said he is a former business associate of Hunter Biden, the vice president’s son, told Fox News that Biden’s denials of knowledge of his son’s foreign business dealings are “a blatant lie”.
Trump and his Republican allies have been accusing the former vice president of influence-peddling.
Trump campaign website hacked, briefly defaced
“Earlier this evening, the Trump campaign website was defaced and we are working with law enforcement authorities to investigate the source of the attack.
There was no exposure to sensitive data because none of it is actually stored on the site. The website has been restored,” Tim Murtaugh, a Trump campaign spokesman, said in a statement.
Joe Biden campaigns in Atlanta, claims momentum in race for president, hits Trump on COVID-19 failures
Campaigning in Atlanta, Georgia, said Democrats have chance to win the state in the US election a President Donald Trump ignores the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump says it would be ‘totally inappropriate’ if election result takes weeks
Trump told Reporters on Tuesday it would be “totally inappropriate” if ballots needed to be counted for two weeks after the election to declare a winner.
“It would be very, very proper and very nice if a winner were declared on November 3rd instead of counting ballots for two weeks, which is totally inappropriate,” Trump said as prepared to board Air Force One for campaign stops in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Nebraska. “And I don’t believe that that’s by our laws. I don’t believe that. So we will see what happens.”
While a winner could be declared on November 3 or within the next few days, some less likely scenarios could see ballot counting take longer, due to an unprecedentedly high number of mail ballots and the fact that some state’s accept mail ballots postmarked by election day, even if they are delivered days later.
Any disputes over election administration in states across the country, particularly over rejected mail ballots, could also delay final results.