White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Friday claimed that President Trump “commits to a peaceful transfer as long as it’s a fair election” but did not determine how the president determines what is “fair”.
“We want to make sure that every vote counts but that only the vote from one voter to the ballot box is what gets counted and nothing less, nothing more. So that’s what he’s referring to,” Meadows attempted to explain on CBS This Morning.
“That’s what we’re committed to. We’re seeing some very problematic rulings by judges in certain states across the country. Hopefully we’ll be able to make sure that this election goes off like every other election and that the winner on November 3rd will certainly be the new president sworn in on January 20th,” Meadows added.
When pressed further by reporters on the north lawn, Meadows said: “Here’s what we want to make sure of — is that laws are not changed by a few judges making… don’t change laws that are on the books just so that you can extend the election time. Most states, North Carolina and others, have a very long time for them to be able to cast ballots either in person or by mail leading up to November 3rd. So to suggest that we should have November 3rd plus a week or plus two weeks… is not something that I think is necessary.”