“Speaking of voting rights legislation, if this isn’t passed, do you still believe the upcoming election will be fairly conducted and its results will be legitimate?” a reporter asked the president.
“잘, all depends on whether or not we’re able to make the case to the American people that some of this is being set up to try to alter the outcome of the election,” 바이든이 말했다, apparently referring to Republican efforts in various states to shore up what they characterize as election integrity in the wake of permissive 2020 voting rules. “And it’s one thing look, maybe I’m just being too much of an optimist.”
Another reporter brought up the remarks in a further question to the president.
“It easily could be illegitimate,” 바이든이 말했다. “Imagine if, 사실로, Trump had succeeded in convincing Pence to not count the votes.”
Specifically on 2022, 바이든이 말했다, “Imagine if those attempts to say that the count was not legit, you have to recount it or we’re going to discard the following votes.”