ABC’s George Stephanopoulos doesn't push back when Trump adviser Jason Miller suggests that counting votes after election night is stealing the election

Stephanopoulos offered no push back to the baseless claim

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Citation From the November 1 edition of ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos  

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (HOST): 92 million Americans, more than 92 million Americans have already voted. That's well over half of the number that voted in 2016, and it's going to continue through Tuesday. So given all that, what's your clearest path to 270 right now? 

JASON MILLER:  Well, we feel very good. We think that President Trump is going to hold all the sunbelt states that he won previously. And as you look to the upper midwest, Joe Biden has to stop President Trump in four out of four states -- Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota. If President Trump wins just one of those, in three of the four he won last time, he will be a re-elected president. There's a really important point here George that I want to make, is that the entire electorate has shifted. The coalitions are different this go around. The fact that Joe Biden had to go back to Minnesota, a state that Republicans haven't won since 1972 just the other day, shows how they're worried about states shifting. President Trump is going to get well over 10% of the black vote. I think he'll get over 20% of African American men. President Trump will probably get 40% of the Latino vote. The entire demographic shift within these parties, it's a different world now George and that's why we’re trying to turn out our supporters. We feel good about it.

And one final thing, George. If you speak with many smart Democrats, they believe that President Trump will be ahead on election night probably getting 280 electors, somewhere in that range. and they're just going to try to steal it back after the election. We believe we'll be over 290 electoral votes on election night. So no matter what they try to do, what kind of hijinks or lawsuits or whatever kind of nonsense they try to pull off, we're still going to have enough electoral votes to get President Trump re-elected. 

STEPHANOPOULOS: So basically, so you're saying the president needs to have a clean sweep of all the states in the sunbelt he won back in 2016 -- Arizona, Georgia, Florida, Texas, North Carolina?

MILLER: I said I believe that we’re going to win all of them.

A number of people pointed out that the claim is baseless; others have noted that many mail-in votes cannot be counted immediately due to actions taken by Republican-led state legislatures.