American "credibility is at stake on November third," says presidential historian Michael Beschloss
NBC News presidential historian Michael Beschloss warned on the eve of the elections that the United States' credibility with regard to the results of the presidential election was "absolutely at stake".
"You have never had a situation where a president has said, 'I'm really worried this won't be a legitimate choice," said Beschloss in an interview on CNBC's The News with Shepard Smith. "The real test for that choice will be in 10 years when Americans say, "I like who was elected or I dislike who was elected, but I think it was a fair and accurate choice." If not, it will do great harm to our democracy for a long time. "
Postal ballot counting can and will take time in some states. That's because states make the rules, and those rules are different everywhere. In Iowa, postal ballots must be received by the county auditor's office no later than November 9th by 12:00 noon. However, the ballot papers must be received after the election on election day and be stamped the day before or earlier. In North Carolina, however, postal ballot papers must be postmarked by election day and received no later than November 12th.
Decision told host Shepard Smith that this election cycle was unprecedented for reasons beyond President Trump that question the veracity of the results.
He noted that while the 1918 Spanish flu resulted in 675,000 deaths in the United States, it did not change policy because it occurred during Woodrow Wilson's second term. Warren Harding became the 29th President of the United States and the pandemic influenza was a reminder, "Decision said.
The coronavirus has now been the focus of American life and the 2020 elections. The US added 81,000 cases on Sunday, the highest number any Sunday of the pandemic. In the past 10 days, at least 15 states have hit new daily highs for cases. Compared to last month, the average daily cases have almost doubled, while the number of people in hospitals and intensive care units has increased by more than 50%.
Decision added that it was also rare that a president did not try to expand his base during his first term.
"Usually the president wants to unite the country and expand his base for his own selfish and political reasons," he said. "For some reason, Donald Trump made the point from the start:" I want to make sure that the people who voted for me are still happy with me and then maybe get re-elected. "That looks very problematic to him tonight. "