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Friday, 17 July 2020

Donald Trump says he might LOSE if he can't stop mail-in ballots but warns Senate Republicans they MUST embrace him if they want to win

President Donald Trump continued his long-running attack on mail-in ballots, saying losing in court he tries to stop them puts his election 'at risk.'
Trump made the comments Thursday on a day he fired campaign manager Brad Parscale after a raft of polls showed him trailing Joe Biden nationally and in key swing states.
But the risk he played up in a Politico interview was millions of Americans getting ballots in the mail – a prospect he has repeatedly said risks large-scale fraud even as some states have relied on the practice for years.
'My biggest risk is that we don't win lawsuits,' President Donald Trump said Thursday, again raising concerns about mail-in voting
'My biggest risk is that we don't win lawsuits,' President Donald Trump said Thursday, again raising concerns about mail-in voting 
'My biggest risk is that we don't win lawsuits,' Trump said. 'We have many lawsuits going all over. And if we don't win those lawsuits, I think — I think it puts the election at risk.' 
Trump was also asked if substantial mail voting could cause him to doubt the legitimacy of the election or even question the results. It came after some recent races in states have shown mail votes dramatically shifting the outcome. Sometimes mail votes are counted last, which can jolt people's perceptions of a race. 
Many states are dramatically expanding the practice amid the coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 3 million Americans. 
'Well, you can never answer the second question, right? Because Hillary [Clinton] kept talking about she's going to accept, and they never accepted it. You know. She lost too. She lost good,' Trump said.
Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville speaks to supporters after he defeated Jeff Sessions in Republican primary for U.S. Senate, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Montgomery, Ala. 'If they don't embrace, they're going to lose,' Trump said of fellow Republicans
Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville speaks to supporters after he defeated Jeff Sessions in Republican primary for U.S. Senate, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Montgomery, Ala. 'If they don't embrace, they're going to lose,' Trump said of fellow Republicans
A mail-in ballot for the midterm elections is displayed in upscale Laguna Niguel in southern California's Orange County, October 14, 2018
A mail-in ballot for the midterm elections is displayed in upscale Laguna Niguel in southern California's Orange County, October 14, 2018

He also delivered the latest in a series of warnings to fellow Republicans that they risk distancing themselves from him at their own peril. 
'If they don't embrace, they're going to lose, because, you know, I have a very hard base. I have the strongest base people have ever seen,' he said, days after his preferred candidate in Alabama, Tommy Tuberville, trounced former attorney general Jeff Sessions.
Trump also blasted mail ballots publicly Thursday. 
'They're going to be rigged,' Trump said in Georgia, where now-Gov. Brian Kemp was accused of voter suppression by purging thousands of ballots as secretary of state.
'They're going to be a terrible situation and you have to be careful in Georgia, but you have to be careful everywhere where they're doing it,' Trump said.
'Governor Brian Kemp, I'll tell you – what a warrior he is. He's tough, he's tough. And he's done a great job – you've done a great job in every aspect of running this incredible state. And I've always been there for you,' Trump said during remarks at the UPS Hapeville Airport Hub.
'And watch please, those mail-in ballots. You're going to watch that for me,' Trump segued, directing the comment toward Georgia lawmakers, citizens and UPS. 'Because, you know, they have a lot of problems all over the country.'
'Mail-in ballots. Be careful, be careful. They would understand because they deliver. In fact, I'm going to have to be very nice to UPS,' Trump joked. 'UPS, I love you.'

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