Trump Team Hopes Early Results On Election Night Give Room To Contest The Validity Of Uncounted Mail Ballots

The New York Times reports:

Mr. Trump sprinkles his rally speeches with unfounded attacks on the election process. Last week, he claimed with no real evidence that “everyday, there’s cheating with the ballots.” It’s part of his consistent questioning of the integrity of the election.

Trump advisers said their best hope was if the president wins Ohio and Florida is too close to call early in the night, depriving Mr. Biden a swift victory and giving Mr. Trump the room to undermine the validity of uncounted mail-in ballots in the days after.

Mr. Biden has multiple paths to victory, and both campaigns know it. While the dream scenario includes early wins in Florida and North Carolina, shutting off Mr. Trump’s path to 270 electoral votes early in the evening, he also has some secondary options.

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