US Elections: ‘Trump must acce

US Elections: ‘Trump must accept defeat,’ says Malema

EFF leader Julius Malema has essentially questioned the United States’ electoral system after President Donald Trump claimed the race was being hijacked by Democrats

US Elections: ‘Trump must acce

The leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema has reluctantly weighed in on the United States (US) elections, calling on President Donald Trump to accept defeat, should the final polls not swing his way.

“The ideology is the same (in the US)…If they are robbing each other it is good. They are tasting what we have been tasting here in Africa. They must know what the rigging is about, but Trump is a crybaby, he must accept defeat. If he is defeated he must accept. The same with Biden,” Malema said.

Malema was speaking in Centurion, outside Pharmacy Direct on Wednesday, 4 November 2020, following a special visit. He along with several members of the party had gone to meet with the company’s management, over workers’ unpaid Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Temporary Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) monies.

Trump and Biden are both battling it out to become President of the United States (POTUS), in a fiercely contested election that has intensified since Americans took to the polls on Tuesday, 3 November 2020.

Julius Malema: ‘Democracy is in danger’

While it first seemed Trump was well on his way to securing another term in office, the latest polls show Biden leading in several key battleground states – however voting is yet to be concluded. A large chunk of the mail-in votes (which are believed to have been Democrats) haven’t been counted yet, which signals a potential victory for Biden.

Trump has often hinted at not easily conceding, in the event that he does indeed lose the election to his rival – sparking concerns of a difficult transition of power. The New York playboy-turned politician has cast doubt on the validity of the mail-in votes and has further approached the courts in a bid to challenge them.

“They are a first-world (country). They cannot be speaking about the rigging of elections because they are supposed to have the most sophisticated electoral system … and if we third world (countries) are still complaining about rigging and the first world is also complaining, then democracy is in danger,”

EFF Leader Julius Malema

Trump has filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia, in which he demands better access for campaign observers to locations where ballots are being processed and counted. His campaign seems to be panicking and intends asking for a recount in Wisconsin, which Biden has won.

So far Biden has bagged 264 electoral college votes while Trump has 214.