‘I would just like him to know it ain’t going to happen for him at the end of the day.’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has warned President Donald Trump that she’s been preparing for months for any attempts by his administration to steal the election.
“We’re ready for it all,” Pelosi told HuffPost in a Friday interview. “I would just like him to know it ain’t going to happen for him at the end of the day.”
theGRIO previously reported, it doesn’t appear that Trump is going to let a potential Joe Biden victory keep him from remaining in the White House for four more years.
In a press conference in September, Trump seemed to confirm that he wouldn’t take an election loss at face value. When directly asked by a reporter at the White House presser if he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power, he was vague.
“We’ll have to see what happens,” Trump said. “I’ve been complaining about the ballots. The ballots are a disaster. Get rid of the ballots and there won’t be a transfer, frankly. There will be a continuation. The ballots are out of control and you know who knows it better than anyone else, the Democrats.”
In the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s election, Biden has consistently been ahead of Trump in the polls. Critics have slammed the president for refusing to commit to a peaceful transition of power if he loses.
Pelosi has been preparing for this by working with a team of experts to outline responses to Trump’s shenanigans before and after the election. Her team includes attorneys with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Republicans and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the report states.
“We have been prepared for the worst for a long time because what we have seen is the worst on the part of this president in terms of his disrespect for the Constitution, his disregard of free will of the people and his stooping to any level for his own reelection,” said Pelosi. “We have tremendous intellectual, political and financial resources at our disposal. … We have our lawyers poised to move on a dime on Election Day or evening, as we see a problem.”
According to Axios, Trump intends to declare victory on election night if the results show him ahead, even if millions of ballots remain to be counted.
Pelosi said she’s ready for that, too.
“This is not child’s play,” she said. “It is unconstitutional.” Adding, “We will make sure that we will have a fair count.″
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