Saying that “I have a feeling that ultimately judges are going to have to rule,” an obviously weary and distressed incumbent republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stood behind the podium at the White House briefing room and claimed that he’s leading in the election if you “don’t count the fraudulent votes” which he apparently defines as those received after Election Day.
In a speech short on facts and long on lies, Trump claimed that republicans lost “zero races in the House,” although Democrats are expected to win the majority of the House seats. He stated that the election was decided by “Big Media, Big Donors and Big Tech.”
He had many grievances about the continuing count of legal ballots, griping that mail in ballots are so one-sided, falsely claiming that no observers were allowed in the vote counting centers.
Trump repeatedly claimed that the Election Night margins, which showed him up in states which haven’t been called on Tuesday, are being illegally whittled away by the continued counting of mail-in ballots. Counting ballots is exactly what elections are about.
Trump said that “They’re trying to rig the election. They’re trying to steal the election.”
He also claimed that Democrats have gone to the Pennsylvania state supreme court to ban republican observers from watching the count. This is false: there are republican observers in each counting location, but republicans wanted observers to gain closer access to the workers, a move that was granted by the Court. That decision was not appealed because you cannot appeal a decision by the state Supreme Court.
Trump declared that citizen volunteers were cheating when counting, and mysteriously claimed that poll workers were letting “anyone” vote: “You could just walk in and vote. They weren’t checking.”
Without evidence, Trump said that states are accepting votes “cast after Election Day.” There’s no evidence of any state accepting any vote cast or postmarked after November 3rd. Trump also repeatedly questioned why mail-in ballots are breaking overwhelmingly to Joe Biden without noting that Trump dissuaded republicans from voting by mail.