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Trump: Supreme Court rejection bid to block North Carolina ballot extension is 'crazy'

U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledges reporters while boarding Air Force One as he departs Washington for campaign travel to Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

(Reuters) - Trump said on Friday that the Supreme Court decision rejecting a Republican bid to block a North Carolina ballot extension was “crazy,” saying in a tweet that the election should end on November 3.

Debates over how to count late-arriving ballots in America’s coronavirus-battered elections have pitted Republicans against Democrats, with many Democrats arguing for extended deadlines to count ballots that arrive after Nov. 3.

“The Election should END on November 3rd,” Trump said in a tweet.

Reporting by Raphael Satter; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama