While Donald Trump, beaten, still does not recognize his defeat and promises a legal battle, the head of the electoral commission has also questioned the legitimacy of this election.
“I have had the opportunity in the past to thoroughly study the experience of postal voting in the United States,” Ella Pamfilova told the Russian state news agency TASS. “For me, the conclusion is clear: it is an anachronism which in its American variant opens up immense spaces for possible falsifications”.
According to her, the mail voting system in the United States would allow “multiple votes, the loss of” unwanted “ballots, the rise of voting for the dead”, stemming from “an absence of systematic control over the process. election by post as a whole ”.
Putin waits for an official result to congratulate the winner
The Kremlin said on Monday that the Russian president, for his part, was awaiting the announcement of the official presidential result to congratulate the winner.
“We believe it is correct to wait for the official results of the elections that have taken place. I would like to remind you that President Putin has repeatedly said that he will respect the choice of the American people, whatever they may be, ”Russian presidency spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
VIDEO. November 7, 2020, the day Joe Biden became President of the United States
Vladimir Putin congratulated Donald Trump on his election in 2016 just over an hour after US media projections had granted him victory. Mr. Peskov noted that “at the time, there was no legal dispute” of the result. Unlike most countries in the world, China and Russia, like Mexico and Brazil, did not congratulate Joe Biden.
According to Dmitry Peskov, Vladimir Putin is “ready to work with any president of the United States”, and Russia hopes that with “the next” it will be possible to have “a dialogue and to agree on the ways to normalize bilateral relations ”.
Tense Russian-American relations
Russian-American relations have steadily deteriorated since Moscow was accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential election to promote the election of Donald Trump. The American billionaire has always denied having benefited from Russian efforts, just like Vladimir Putin, despite the conclusions of American investigators.
The election of Joe Biden risks further increasing tensions with Russia, the former vice-president of Barack Obama having always promised more firmness with regard to Moscow, when Donald Trump did not hide his admiration for the president Russian.
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