Arizona’s Secretary of State Katie Hobbs says election officials are "prepared" for any challenge by the President Donald Trump’s campaign team.
She made her comments on Thursday during an interview on “CBS This Morning.” She maintained there was “no real legal basis to stop counting” ballots.
As of Thursday afternoon, Joe Biden was leading President Donald Trump 50.6% to 48.2%. with 99% of precincts reporting.
“Quite honestly there’s no legal ground for us to stop counting ballots,” Hobbs said. “We don’t have a postmark deadline in Arizona. Our ballots have to be received by Election Day. Those are the votes we’re counting.”
Trump is demanding a halt in vote counting in the presidential election.
His demand came in a Thursday morning tweet. He wrote: “STOP THE COUNT!”
He followed up with a second tweet: "ANY VOTE THAT CAME IN AFTER ELECTION DAY WILL NOT BE COUNTED!"
Meanwhile, Hobbs downplayed the presence of protesters who gathered at a Maricopa County ballot processing center on Wednesday.
“They’re protesting to count the votes and that is exactly what Maricopa County election officials are doing,” she said.
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