NBC News’ presidential historian Michael Beschloss warned on election eve that the credibility of the United States is “absolutely on the line” in relation to the outcomes of the presidential election.
“You have not had a situation where a president has said, ‘I have a real worry that this is not going to be a legitimate election,'” Beschloss mentioned in an interview on CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith.” “The real test of this election is going to be 10 years from now if Americans will say, ‘I like who was elected or I don’t like was elected, but I think it was a fair and accurate election.’ If it’s not, it’s going to be a big amount of damage to our democracy for a long time to come.”
The counting of mail-in ballots can and can take time in some states. That’s as a result of the states set the guidelines and people guidelines are completely different all over the place. In Iowa, absentee ballots have to be acquired in the county auditor’s workplace no later than midday on Nov. 9. Although, the ballots have to be acquired after the polls shut on Election Day, and have to be postmarked by the day earlier than or earlier. In North Carolina, nevertheless, mail-in ballots have to be postmarked by Election Day and acquired no later than Nov.12.
Beschloss informed host Shepard Smith that this election cycle is unprecedented for causes past President Trump questioning the veracity of the outcomes.
He famous that whereas the 1918 Spanish Flu resulted in 675,000 deaths in the United States, it didn’t change the course of politics as a result of it occurred throughout Woodrow Wilson’s second time period. Warren Harding turned the 29th President of the United States and the influenza pandemic was a reminiscence,” Beschloss said.
The coronavirus, meantime, has taken center stage in American life and in the 2020 election. The U.S. added 81,000 cases on Sunday, the highest number on any Sunday of the pandemic. In the past 10 days, at least 15 states hit new single-day highs for cases. Compared to last month, average daily cases nearly doubled while the number of people in hospitals and ICUs is up more than 50%.
Beschloss added that it has also been rare for a president to not try and expand his base during his first term.
“Normally, the president desires to unify the nation, and, for his personal egocentric and political causes, desires to broaden his base,” he said. “For no matter cause Donald Trump, from the very starting, has taken the perspective that ‘I need to be certain that the individuals who voted for me are nonetheless proud of me after which possibly I can get re-elected.’ That appears very problematic for him tonight.”