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UK's Johnson says he is confident in U.S. election checks and balances

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks on at a testing centre in De Montfort University, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Leicester, Britain November 6, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington/Pool

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he had confidence in the U.S. election process, after U.S. President Donald Trump made unsubstantiated claims of fraud following Tuesday’s presidential vote.

“I have every confidence in the checks and balances of the American Constitution,” Johnson told broadcasters on Friday.

He declined to comment on what a U.S. administration led by former vice president Joe Biden would mean for Britain.

“If I were a voter in America I don’t think I’d want anybody in another government commenting on my election,” Johnson said. “I think while the votes are being counted we should we should wait and see.”

Reporting by Paul Sandle; Writing by William Schomberg; Editing by Catherine Evans

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