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第412期
(2020/11/12出刊)
美國大選爭議多
川普發動法律戰

 The US held its presidential election on November 3rd, but no winner was declared on the election day due to large amounts of mail-in ballots amid the pandemic. As of this writing on November 6th, Democrat Joe Biden is at 264 electoral votes and President Donald Trump is at 214. Biden is closing in on Trump in Pennsylvania and Georgia, two states that Trump cannot afford to lose if he is to keep alive his hopes of a second term. Judges in Georgia and Michigan quickly dismissed Trump campaign lawsuits on November 5th, undercutting a campaign legal strategy to attack the integrity of the voting process. The rulings came as Democrat Joe Biden inched closer to the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House. Trump and his campaign promised even more legal action based on unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud.
 Election officials in several states said they are worried about the safety of their staffs amid threats and angry protesters gathering outside their doors, drawn by President Donald Trump’s claims of widespread fraud. Groups of Trump supporters have gathered at vote counting sites in Phoenix, Detroit and Philadelphia, decrying counts that showed Democrat Joe Biden leading or gaining ground. Police in Portland declared riots and arrested more than 10 protesters.

 美國十一月三日舉行總統大選,然而,因新冠疫情使民眾郵寄投票比例暴增,導致無法在投票日當天完成開票,宣布贏家。截至本刊十一月六日截稿為止,民主黨總統候選人拜登獲得兩百六十四張選舉人票,現任總統川普則獲得兩百一十四張。拜登在賓州和喬治亞州的計票中,急起直追川普;贏得這兩個州是川普得以連任的關鍵。喬治亞州和密西根州的法官十一月五日迅速駁回川普陣營提出的訴訟案件,阻止川普攻擊投票過程正當性的法律策略。裁決出爐之際,民主黨的拜登逐漸逼進兩百七十張選舉人票的勝選門檻。儘管無法提出選舉舞弊的實質證據,川普陣營仍揚言將提出更多的法律行動。
 多州選舉官員表示,非常憂心選務人員的安危,因為川普提出的舞弊指控引發憤怒的民眾群聚在計票中心門外,造成威脅。川普的支持者聚集在鳳凰城、底特律和費城的計票中心,抗議拜登領先的計票數據。波特蘭警方宣告出現暴動,火速逮捕逾十名抗議者。