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Subject: In-town pool report no. 5 — Election comments

From: Gabriella Orr
Date: August 21, 2020 at 12:51:08 PM EDT
Subject: In-town pool report no. 5 — Election comments



Potus is still speaking at 12:48 p.m. He made some newsy comments below on “universal mail-in voting.” He also said it’s important to distinguish between absentee voting, “which we’re okay with,” and mail-in ballots.

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“You’ll never have an election count on Nov. 3.”

“In my opinion, you wouldn’t be able to know the results of this election maybe weeks, months. Maybe never. I don’t think you’ll know two weeks later. I don’t think you’ll know four weeks later.”

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“You know, there’s a theory that if you don’t know by the end of the year Crazy Nancy Pelosi becomes president.” The crowd booed at this.

“I say this for the media: This will be one of the greatest catastrophe in the history of our country. They all say I want to steal the election — just the opposite. I want the fairest results.”

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Please check quotes against official transcript.

NOTE: I misidentified the date of Robert Trump’s passing in my last pool report. He died Saturday, not Friday. Your pooler regrets the error.

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