Former President Trump has pointed to a chaotic NY City election and embarrassing tabulation error to stress new concerns he had about his own 2020 election.
Trump’s statement came after the NY Board of Elections gave a statement revealing that a “discrepancy” was found inside the unofficial voting results that were given out earlier, saying that officials accidentally included tens of thousands of test ballots within the vote count.
Confusion about the process increased late Tuesday when results revealed that around 940,000 in-person ballots were cast — a large increase over the 800,000 ballots that were reported. More NYC results from the primary night showed that at least 96 percent of in-person ballots were tabulated.
— NYC Board of Elections (@BOENYC) June 30, 2021
This major screw-up was seized upon by former President Trump, who said it would not be possible to determine who really won the election. He also predicted an endless argument over the results.
Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America pic.twitter.com/DM6egwB1wo
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) June 30, 2021
“Just like the 2020 Election, it was unveiled overnight in New York that vast mistakes and problems happened and that Eric Adams, despite his insurmountable lead, might not win the election,” Trump said in a comment given from his Save America PAC.
“The fact is, based on what occurred, no one will ever know for sure who really won,” he said. “The 2020 election was a Hoax with results being found that are shocking and massive.”
“Watch the mess going on in NY City, it will keep going on forever,” he said. “They should do it all over again, the old-fashioned way, when results were accurate.”
Others went to social media to stress the error and give some support for Trump.
“New York’s Board of Elections counted 135,000 test ballots with real ballots and gave ‘results’ without anyone noticing. Trump lost the White House by 43,000 votes he is said to be corroding democracy if he has concerns those numbers,” wrote Yossi Gestetner.
Author: Scott Dowdy