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With unsubstantiated claim, Trump sows doubt on US election

AP, June 23, 2020

June 23, 2020

With unsubstantiated claim, Trump sows doubt on US election

“It’s a way of trying to turn the foreign interference claims that have been made on their head,” said Richard Hasen, an election law expert at the University of California, Irvine. “Typically we’ve heard that the Russian government and others were working to help elect Trump, and here is Trump using fears of foreign interference as a way of bolstering his own side.” “This potentially lays the groundwork,” he added, “for him contesting election results.”