Justin Trudeau Prepares for ‘Disruptions’ After U.S. Election, Hopes for ‘Smooth Transition’
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that Canada needs to be ready for possible “disruptions” if the U.S. presidential election does not go smoothly. President Donald Trump has warned that the election could be rigged by Democrats seeking to elect Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Trump has claimed that the use of mail-in ballots created an atmosphere ripe for fraud and corruption. While Trump said in September that the transition of presidential power would be “smooth,” he has also implied that Democrats would have to cheat to win the election. Trudeau expressed hopes Thursday that the U.S. election would not be contested, but that Canada was preparing for any election night scenario.