This is the behavior of a losing campaign who is grasping at straws to slow down the inevitable drowning. Do not succumb to the misinformation. Vote. Take someone to vote. Make voting easier for someone else. That is how the landslide will be realized.
Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller falsely claimed on Sunday that Democrats would try to "steal" electoral votes after election night if President Trump appears to be ahead, signaling a coming legal fight over mail-in ballots that are counted after Nov. 3.
Reality check: Electoral College votes are not awarded until December, and no state ever reports its final count on election night — despite Trump's insistence that the election should end on Nov. 3 and that the courts should not allow ballots to be counted in the days following.
The big picture: Amid massive early turnout, Americans are expected to vote by mail in record numbers this election — and polling has found that more Democrats than Republicans said they would mail ballots.
- Many of those votes won't be counted by election night, as states process more mailed ballots than they ever have before.
- That delay could mean that Trump will appear to lead on election night, which would shift as more Democratic votes are tallied.
- Trump has baselessly accused Democrats of trying to "steal" the election by pointing to efforts that expand voting access, such as extending mail-in ballot deadlines in Pennsylvania and building an in-person voting center in the California suburbs.