The Washington Post has a piece that seems to point to Trump beginning a effort to try his old method of attacking th vote count process to try to leaverage a win….
This something that failed for himself in 2020, and still reverberates in the media….
There are almost 15,000 mail in ballot* that have to be counted to determine the US Senate Republican primary winner…..
This is about Donald Trump….
Not even Republicans….
Donald Trump‘s continued effort to discredit or manipulate the electoral process is playing out in two distinct but related ways in the wake of Tuesday’s primary contests in Pennsylvania.
First, he is casting doubt on the result of the Senate GOP primary by once again making baseless claims that mail-in ballots are causing problems and suggesting his preferred candidate, Mehmet Oz, should just declare victory.
“It makes it much harder for them to cheat with the ballots that they ‘just happened to find,’” Trump said, providing no evidence, on his social media platform Truth Social, our colleague Colby Itkowitzreports. …
Most of Wednesday’s focus was on Oz’s too-close-to-call contest against former hedge fund CEO David McCormick, which could be heading to a recount as officials tally the final batch of votes that include mail-in ballots.
Election experts and Democrats have called the claims of fraud surrounding mail-in ballots unfounded, and Trump and his allies have provided no evidence of any impropriety that impacted the 2020 election results.
“It allows more Democrats to vote, it allows more Republicans to vote and in the fall it will allow more Independents to vote,” Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. (D-Pa.) told The Early.
But some of Trump’s allies in Congress are joining him once again in raising doubts about Pennsylvania’s mail-in ballots despite no evidence of problems beyond the time it takes to count votes in a close race…
A key difference between now and 2020 is that Trump and his allies are casting aspersions about a GOP primary, not a contest against a Democrat, which could cause Republicans some headaches heading into the fall election if Oz loses and the former president continues to cast doubt on the result….
There is almost certainly to be a recount in the US Senate race….
*There are military and other late ballots to be counted….
Trump wants Oz to declare a “win’….
He has NOT….