Trump may continue to campaign after Election Day if results are not finalized: report

Trump may continue to campaign after Election Day if results are not finalized: report
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Top surrogates for President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden MORE’s reelection campaign have been told that the president could hold campaign events even after the election on Nov. 3, Politico reported.

A campaign surrogate and two Trump aides confirmed to the outlet that campaign advisers have said not to rule out additional campaign rallies as ballots continue to be counted past Election Day next week.

“Don't miscount the fact that Trump will continue to do rallies while they're still counting votes,” one adviser to the Trump campaign told Politico.


A record number of voters are set to vote by mail this year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, meaning that election results in critical swing states might not be confirmed on Nov. 3. The president and his family might continue campaigning as election officials close in on a final result.

“There’s been discussions about travel opportunities for Trump and his family if we don’t have a result on Election Day, but nothing definitive on where he would go or how many people we would deploy,” another campaign aide told Politico. “If we still don’t have results in Michigan and North Carolina or Pennsylvania and Nevada on Nov. 4, he might hit those states individually.” 

Trump’s presidential campaign embarked on a “thank you tour” in December 2016, visiting Ohio, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin and more after he beat Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonValadao unseats Cox in election rematch Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College Federal workers stuck it out with Trump — now, we're ready to get back to work MORE.

This year, the president is set to hold 14 rallies in the three days before Election Day.

The Hill has reached out to the Trump campaign for comment.