President Donald Trump is being a real big sore loser. He insisted Saturday that the election was “far from over” and his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said the president would not concede the race, claiming (without evidence) that hundreds of thousands of ballots are in question.
“Obviously he’s not going to concede when at least 600,000 ballots are in question,” Giuliani said during a press conference in Philadelphia shortly after the Associated Press and others projected that former Vice President Joe Biden had won.
Earlier this morning on Twitter just before the race was called, Trump tweeted in all CAPS, “I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!”
I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2020
His tweet was flagged just like many of his other tweets because the information tweeted just simply isn’t true or based on facts.
Trump and his attorneys have demanded a recount in Wisconsin and are likely to request them elsewhere. They have also filed litigation in several states, though legal experts so far have said they do not see a legal path to reelection for Trump. Neither Giuliani nor Trump has offered evidence to back up their claims of fraud.
“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,” Trump said in a statement after the race was called. “The simple fact is this election is far from over.”
Trump and his supporters claim that he will fight the decision in the courts. Experts have said it is far from clear that the president has any legal strategy to challenge the outcome, given the size of Biden’s lead in the “blue wall” states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
Trump falsely accused Biden’s campaign of urging the counting of “fraudulent” or “manufactured” ballots and those cast by dead people in Nevada.
“So what is Biden hiding? I will not rest until the American People have the honest vote count they deserve and that Democracy demands.”
Trump does not plan to invite Biden to the White House and does not plan to transfer power over peacefully. Thousands gathered in front of the White House celebrating Biden’s victory, awaiting Trump to return from golfing.