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If Trump declares himself the early winner, the toughest choices will be on the media

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Trump’s alleged plan to declare himself victor prematurely was revealed in a scoop by Axios, citing close Trump confidants. This is significant because the results of the election in many states, including key states like Pennsylvania, are unlikely to be certified on the night of election day due to an uptick in mail-in ballots this election cycle because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Analysts predict that election day results will likely skew in favor of Trump, believing that his supporters are distrustful of this year’s augmented voting process and prefer to vote in person on November 3.

Trump denied the fact that he would declare an early victory, but he told reporters on Sunday in typical fashion, “I think it's a terrible thing when ballots can be collected after an election. I think it's a terrible thing when states are allowed to tabulate ballots for a long period of time after the election is over.”

He added: "I think it's terrible that we can't know the results of an election the night of the election. ... We're going to go in the night of, as soon as that election's over, we're going in with our lawyers."

Make no mistake, the president will make this announcement if it suits his interests and falls in line with his campaign’s strategy up to this point, aimed at delegitimizing........

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