Donald Trump
Trump is demanding that votes received after election day not be counted, which would violate a number of laws and disenfranchise US troops. — Business Insider
Trump's demand to throw out ballots arriving after Election Day would break the law and disenfranchise military voters
  • President Donald Trump is demanding that votes received after election day not be counted, which would violate a number of laws and disenfranchise US troops.
  • Thousands of US military ballots are potentially still coming in, as some states accept these ballots days if not weeks after election day.
  • The outcome of the election is still up in the air as key battleground states continue to count votes, such as Georgia, where Trump's lead over his Democratic nominee Joe Biden is less than 20,000.
Trump, the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, tweeted in all caps Thursday morning that "ANY VOTE THAT CAME IN AFTER ELECTION DAY WILL NOT BE COUNTED!"

Not only would not counting these votes potentially disenfranchise thousands of military voters, but it would also break the law in a number of states.

... Absentee voting rights for US military personnel deployed overseas or in domestic locations away from home are guaranteed by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.

... Thousands of military ballots potentially still rolling in could have a significant impact in the presidential race, as well as some of the ongoing congressional races. But the president is determined to see that these votes go uncounted — even though if the counting of legal ballots stopped now, Biden would win the presidency.