According to the US “Newsweek” report, the U.S. election has entered its third day, and the results of several key states are still unclear. Both presidential candidates said they would win. Russian government officials said that the US electoral system has deep-rooted flaws. Moscow also warned that this uncertainty could have harmful effects on the world.
Trump announced that he was the winner earlier on Wednesday, but then his lead began to weaken, and a flood of mailed votes supporting Biden poured in. But Trump continues to insist that he will lead, while claiming that if Biden wins, it is because of widespread election fraud.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova noted these developments and said at a press conference on Thursday that “the shortcomings of the American electoral system are obvious.” She quoted a report issued by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on Tuesday. A preliminary report, which came from an international observer mission monitoring the U.S. election. They believe that the U.S. presidential campaign has “legal uncertainties and logistical challenges” and that Trump “has no systemic flaws in the U.S. election. Unfounded allegations”.
Zakharova also responded to the report’s criticism of the United States’ failure to update key election laws, saying that “the relevant legislation is obsolete and the lack of rules on some basic points.” She also said: “We hope that the existing laws in the United States The mechanism can determine the future head of state in full compliance with the US Constitution. The most important thing is to avoid large-scale turbulence in the country. At the same time, I want to emphasize that the head of state who chooses the United States is a citizen of the United States. Their votes should be calculated correctly.”
Russian officials called for no matter who wins the election, it is necessary to reverse the serious deterioration of relations between Russia and the United States on various issues such as trade, international affairs, and arms control.
Zakharova said: “As we have repeatedly stated, no matter who is elected president, we are ready to engage in constructive interaction with the president of the United States.”
On the same day, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov also commented on the current election turmoil that plagued the United States. He warned that a lack of clear results could eventually harm the international community.
Peskov said: “Any uncertainty in the world’s most powerful economy will have a negative impact on global affairs, first of all, it will have a negative impact on the global economy. At the same time, we will see this uncertainty. How long will the period last, and how strong the impact will be,” he added.
Since the final number of votes has not yet been determined, Peskov declined to comment further. He said: “The results of the US election have not yet been announced, and it is impossible to comment under the current circumstances. We would rather spend some time waiting for the situation to become clearer.”