It would be easy to believe that this could be the new norm. It may just be that presidential elections are month-long affairs now, with Americans learning to suffer in this new way for years and years to come.
To be fair, this has been an incredibly tumultuous year with an enormously heated race right at the end of it. Now, as several outlets have decided to call the election in Joe Biden’s favor, President Trump has stated that he’ll be contesting the election results, believing that he has won the contest.
The Governor of the Empire State put it quite bluntly.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday he thought Tuesday’s election was about a rejection of President Donald Trump and that it is a “mistake” for Republicans not to acknowledge former Vice President Joe Biden’s apparent win, while separately, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem continued to cast doubt on the election result.
“The country rejected the negativity, the personality, the controversy,” Cuomo told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week.”
He said Trump did everything he could to divide the nation.
“He disunited the States of America,” Cuomo said and then added that many Republicans’ refusal to acknowledge Biden’s apparent win furthered division.
“First of all, it is the exact disunity that was just rejected,” he said. “Now you’re going to stretch to find some legal case and further deteriorate trust in the democratic institution of this nation? If these election results came in on one night, George, it would be called a blow-out. That would be the headline.”
President Trump’s pending lawsuits have kept many from calling Biden’s win thus far.
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