Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell anticipates there will be a peaceful transition of power if former Vice President Joe Biden beats President Donald Trump, The Hill reports.
“Of course," McConnell told reporters in Kentucky when asked about the possible scenario. "We've had a peaceful transfer of power going back to 1792, every four years, we've moved on to a new administration."
McConnell told reporters he would not “answer any hypothetical” questions about what he will do if Trump refuses to accept the results of the election.
Trump has claimed that Democrats are stealing the election from him. There are reports that the president doesn’t plan to concede to Biden. He has said he wants the Supreme Court to decide the outcome of the election as ballot counting continues in several key states.
On Friday, McConnell tweeted that “every legal vote” should be counted and that "all sides must get to observe the process.”
Trump’s campaign had filed a lawsuit alleging it was denied the opportunity to observe ballot counting in Pennsylvania.
“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. And the courts are here to apply the laws & resolve disputes. That's how Americans' votes decide the result,” McConnell tweeted.
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