Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, found himself boiling on social media after claiming that President Trump had lost his ability to win on the battlefield, just over 24 hours ago. when voting ends on Election Day.
“If all the votes are added up in PA, Trump will lose,” Shapiro wrote on Twitter. “That’s why he works overtime to subtract as many votes as possible from the process.”
“As for the case, he’s against us 0-6 in court,” added the attorney general. “We have protected the right to vote. Now, ignore the noise – vote! “
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Polling figures coming from Pennsylvania, a battlefield state with 20 electoral votes, are showing Democratic candidate Joe Biden with a narrow 2.9% lead over Trump ̵1; but polls is still within four points.
Trump won Pennsylvania by a margin as low as 0.7% in 2016, although polls show Hillary Clinton ahead of Biden the day before the general election.
FiveThirtyEight showed Clinton had a 3.8% advantage over Trump in Keystone State the day before the final presidential election.
Angry social media users were quick to jump into Shapiro’s comments, pointing out what they saw as hypocrisy in the system came from a leading Pennsylvania legal figure.
“[S]It goes without saying that if a Justice Minister of the Republican Party of a state has a strong view that Joe Biden cannot win a legitimate election in their state, then the oddity of Democrats will be very * big *, ”Logan Dobson, a Republican pollster, said on Twitter.
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“[I]It seems the top law enforcement officer in one of the most important states calls the pre-Election Day election very immoral, ”tweeted Conservative CNN contributor Scott Jennings. “This guy is AG!”
The attorney general’s tweet followed Trump’s comments on the Pennsylvania campaign over the weekend, where he once again tried to instill doubts in voters’ minds about the validity of the voting by letter and the possibility of fraud in the upcoming election.
“You wait and very bad things can happen to ballots,” he told a crowd in Butler, Pa.
Some states have extended the voting deadlines to assist voters to return their ballots, to prevent the mail delays caused by the pandemic – including Pennsylvania, for a three-day extension. Despite Trump’s comments, there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud due to mailed ballots.
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Many other swing states have issued similar extensions including Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, and Wisconsin.