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U.S. Sen. Todd Young Preaches Patience As Votes Counted Across Country

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U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) urges patience as states across the country continue counting votes in the 2020 election. 

As updated vote counts show him trailing in key states, President Donald Trump Thursday evening falsely spread accusations of voter fraud while providing no evidence to back up his claims.

In a statement, Young said he trusts the electoral process.

“Every legally cast vote will be counted,” Young said. “The rule of law will be upheld, and we will accept the final result.”

U.S. Sen. Mike Braun’s (R-Ind.) office responded to questions about Trump’s remarks by pointing to a Braun tweet from before the president spoke. In it, the Hoosier senator said Trump is “right” to hold officials accountable to their laws. The tweet also says “fraudulent votes disenfranchise legal voters.”

The rate of absentee voter fraud over the last 20 years of elections is .00006 percent.

Contact reporter Brandon at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.

Brandon Smith is excited to be working for public radio in Indiana. He has previously worked in public radio as a reporter and anchor in mid-Missouri for KBIA Radio out of Columbia. Prior to that, he worked for WSPY Radio in Plano, Illinois as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. His first job in radio was in another state capitol, in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a reporter for three radio stations around Missouri. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.