Asked about a peaceful "transfer of power," Trump replied:
Well, we’re going to have to see what happens. You know that I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots and the ballots are a disaster. Get rid of the ballots and you'll have a peaceful... there won't be a transfer, frankly. There'll be a continuation.
So Trump has now publicly declared, without evidence or equivocation, that mail-in ballots are already invalid. and therefore, he cannot lose. That is his position.
We already know that lawyers are preparing their challenges on behalf of Trump and the GOP in battleground states. On election day or shortly thereafter, Trump will almost surely declare himself the victor, regardless of the vote tallies. I fully expect Trump loyalist legislators and lawyers to wage an all-out war on the election results in the very likely event that Trump loses. We may be shocked by just how brazen and lawless they become in these efforts.
I also think it more likely than not, that they will get away with it and Trump will get away with it. At that point, I expect Trump, an admirer of Putin's methods, to move further toward a full-on Putin-like regime. I would not be surprised if opponents are arrested on entirely trumped-up charges. Trump obviously lacks a conscience, which is a fact that too many have ignored to the peril of our nation because they mistakenly believed that it can't happen here.
Trump also stressed the need to quickly appoint his soon-to-be-announced pick to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court to avoid a four-four split on a potential election-related issue.
There is virtually no chance that Trump will concede defeat.