McConnell: Courts 'decide disputes' in close races

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is untroubled by Trump’s vows to contest the vote count in key states, telling reporters in Louisville that “you should not be shocked that both sides are going to have lawyers there.” (Nov. 4)

Video Transcript

MITCH MCCONNELL: The courts will decide disputes. That's the way we do it in this country. Having close disputed elections is not unusual. It happens all the time.

So I don't think the president should be criticized for suggesting he may have some lawyers because the other guys are certainly already doing that. And in a close election you could anticipate in some of these states you're going to end up in court. It's the American way.

Well, it's not unusual for people to claim they won the election. I can think of that happening on numerous occasions. But claiming you won the election is different from finishing the counting. And what we're going to see here in the next few days, both in the Senate races and in the presidential race, is each state will ultimately get to a final outcome. And you should not be shocked that both states-- both sides are going to have lawyers there both in these close Senate races and in the presidential contest.