As outgoing US President Donald Trump continues to rail against the results of the November 3 election, it seems he’s now looking north to how elections are done in Canada, and, more specifically, how the vote counting process works and the methods used.
Elections Canada stated on Twitter this week that it “does not use Dominion Voting Systems. We use paper ballots counted by hand in front of scrutineers and have never used voting machines or electronic tabulators to count votes in our 100-year history.”
Elections Canada does not use Dominion Voting Systems. We use paper ballots counted by hand in front of scrutineers and have never used voting machines or electronic tabulators to count votes in our 100-year history. #CdnPoli pic.twitter.com/dp7ZiB84ql
— Elections Canada (@ElectionsCan_E) November 16, 2020
That was apparently all the information Trump needed in order to retweet the post, adding his two cents (in all caps, of course): “THIS SAYS IT ALL!”
THIS SAYS IT ALL! https://t.co/zZSspsJPe9
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 17, 2020
The tweet is Trump’s latest outburst against projections claiming the victory of Democrat Joe Biden in the US election, and it highlights his refusal to concede to his loss.
“I WON THE ELECTION!” Trump tweeted early in the day on November 16. He reaffirmed the claim (albeit in a chiller, lowercase form) on Monday morning: “I won the Election!”
Most all of Trump’s tweets claiming a 2020 election victory and criticizing the electoral process as being rigged and stinking of voter fraud have been accompanied with interjectory notifications from Twitter, stressing that “official sources called this election differently” or that the claim about election fraud is disputed.
The repeated tweets from the president refusing to accept election defeat come along with numerous lawsuits filed challenging the vote counts in a number of states (Georgia, for example, has ordered a recount) and critiques of the media and the Democrats for trying to “steal the election.”
Over a week ago, various US media outlets like NBC News came out projecting that Joe Biden will be the 46th president of the United States after he surpassed the 270 electoral votes required to win.
With files from Ben Barak