Minutes before the election was called for now President-Elect Joe Biden, soon-to-be-former President Donald Trump announced on Twitter, “I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!”
Trump hasn’t posted since then, but he did release the following statement which hits his usual notes of suspecting the vote, slamming the media and making unproven allegations of voter fraud. Here is his full statement:
“We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed. The simple fact is this election is far from over. Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the high contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor. In Pennsylvania, for example, our legal observers were not permitted meaningful access to watch the counting process. Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media.
“Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated. The American People are entitled to an honest election: that means counting all legal ballots, and not counting any illegal ballots. This is the only way to ensure the public has full confidence in our election. It remains shocking that the Biden campaign refuses to agree with this basic principle and wants ballots counted even if they are fraudulent, manufactured or cast by ineligible or deceased voters. Only a party engaged in wrongdoing would unlawfully keep observers out of the count room – and then fight in court to block their access.
“So what is Biden hiding? I will not rest until the American People have the honest vote count they deserve and that Democracy demands.”
And just for fun, here is Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani kind of losing it when he found out that the media called the election for Joe Biden.
Rudy Giuliani: "Who was it called by?"
Media: "All of networks."
Rudy Giuliani: "All the networks!" pic.twitter.com/TXjreOmrAh
— CSPAN (@cspan) November 7, 2020
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