Joe Biden’s campaign for the presidency tore into President Trump early Tuesday morning for his claims to have won the election as votes were still being counted. Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon, in a statement released just before 4 a.m. Eastern, accused Mr. Trump of a “naked effort to take away the democratic rights of American citizens” for appearing to call on states to stop counting legally-cast ballots.
“The president’s statement tonight about trying to shut down the counting of duly cast ballots was outrageous, unprecedented, and incorrect,” Dillon said, adding: “Never before in our history has a president of the United States sought to strip Americans of their voice in a national election. Having encouraged Republican efforts in multiple states to prevent the legal counting of these ballots before Election Day, now Donald Trump is saying these ballots can’t be counted after Election Day either.”
“It was incorrect because it will not happen. The counting will not stop. It will continue until every duly cast vote is counted. Because that is what our laws — the laws that protect every Americans’ constitutional right to vote — require,” she said, vowing that the campaign had “legal teams standing by ready to deploy to resist” any effort by the president “to go to court to try to prevent the proper tabulation of votes.”