McConnell Pressures Networks Not To Call Election

NPR reports:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says “every legal vote should be counted” and “any illegal ballots must not,” as President Trump continues to make baseless claims alleging fraud in the election.

“Here’s how this must work in our great country: Every legal vote should be counted. Any illegally-submitted ballots must not. All sides must get to observe the process,” McConnell wrote in a tweet on Friday morning. “And the courts are here to apply the laws & resolve disputes. That’s how Americans’ votes decide the result.”

McConnell did not mention the president, who on Thursday night claimed without evidence that his campaign is the victim of election fraud. Trump has called for election officials to stop counting ballots in the states where his leads or margins are shrinking as mail ballots are tallied.