State officials reject pressure to declare US election winner early

Washington (AFP) – State law enforcement officials warned Monday against pressure to declare the winner of the US election, amid reporting that President Donald Trump has mulled claiming victory before votes are counted.”States do not certify the election on election night,” Michigan Attorney general Dana Nessel told reporters. “We’re not about to let anyone steal this election.””We have experience in handling close elections,” Josh Stein, the attorney general of North Carolina, said in a briefing organized by the non-partisan Voter Protection Project.”We may know the winner Tuesday night … …

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