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Biden questions if US midterm elections will be 'legit'

[서울=아시아뉴스통신] 레악카나기자 송고시간 2022-01-21 02:30

"I'm not saying it's going to be legit," Mr Biden said when asked about the possibility of fraud in the forthcoming elections that will decide the balance of power in Washington. (Photo by= Getty Images)

[Asia News = Reporter Reakkana] US President Joe Biden has suggested the 2022 midterm elections could be "illegitimate" as his plan to overhaul the voting system was blocked. BBC said that in a White House news conference, he argued voting integrity hinged on his bid to enact the most sweeping changes to US elections in a generation.

He also conceded shortcomings on Covid testing and messaging, but pledged: "It will get better." For the first time, he vowed to retain Kamala Harris as his 2024 running mate. In his second-ever solo White House press conference on Wednesday, Mr Biden was asked if November's congressional elections would be legitimate if he couldn’t pass his voting plans. "It 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," he said, referring to stricter voting rules enacted by Republican statehouses.

Members of his own party quickly pushed back against the suggestion. Maryland Senator Ben Cardin said new Republican state voting laws were "very troublesome", but he added of Mr Biden's remarks: "I don't know if I'd use those terms." Shortly after Mr Biden spoke, Mr Manchin was one of two rebel senators who doomed the president's voting bills. Republicans used the filibuster on Wednesday night to block the bills.



 

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