1st LD Writethru: Trump says expecting "a lot of litigation" over election_china

Sunday, 08 Nov, 2020

In his first appearance since late Election Night, United States President Donald Trump on Friday again claimed the election result so far was part of a broad conspiracy to deprive him of a second term by Democrats, as a handful of states continued to tabulate votes. We see through it. And some Republican officials condemned his comments. He baselessly claimed that the process of counting mailed-in ballots had been tainted and complained that numerous absentee votes had been cast for Biden.

President Donald Trump left withing taking any questions after speaking at the White House. It was the state Supreme Court that ruled ballots filled out before the end of Election Day could be received up to three days later and still be counted.

"I just want to thank you for what you just said", Jones said. "If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us".

Trump Jr., who has also been discussed as a potential future candidate, made clear the family has no interest in calmly waiting for votes to be counted.

Providing no evidence and taking no questions afterward from reporters in the room, Trump used the remarks of almost 17 minutes to make the kind of incendiary statements about the country's democratic process that have never been heard before from a USA president.

But while Trump was demanding that counting be halted in Georgia and Pennsylvania - where he is leading - his supporters and campaign insisted that it continue in Arizona and Nevada, where he is trailing.

While Donald Trump's political allies remained silent or distanced themselves Thursday from the U.S. president, increasingly alone in his fight against what he says is widespread election "fraud", his oldest sons declared their filial loyalty. "None of them will".

Biden, 77, was just one or at most two battleground states away from securing the majority to take the White House. "So, thank you all for your patience, but we've got to count the votes". "They wait and wait and then they find them". If the claims are true, "prove it", Santorum said. Christie called Trump's attack on the integrity of the election "a bad strategic decision" and "a bad political decision, and it's not the kind of decision you would expect someone to make ... who holds the position he holds". He baselessly charged fraud by Democrats and the media. "Have faith in democracy, our Constitution and the American people". Mitt Romney, who was the only Republican to vote to impeach Trump earlier this year.

Republican governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan said there is "no defence" of the comments President Trump made at his White House briefing.

One top Trump ally, Sen. While Trump retains a pathway to 270 electoral votes, it has grown smaller by the hour. This time, he was speaking not as a candidate, but as the sitting president of the United States. Kamala Harris of California.

Democratic challenger Biden responded with a tweet of his own: "No one is going to take our democracy away from us". "We have no doubt that when the countdown is over, we will be winners", said Biden.

"I ask everyone to stay calm". "The process is working". "It is the will of the voters".

Trump started the news conference by saying he would win if "legal votes" are counted. Biden is believed on course to overtake Trump late Thursday in both Pennsylvania and Georgia.

Trump's legal challenges faced long odds.

On Thursday, as the votes continue to favor Biden, Trump wrote on Twitter, "STOP THE COUNT!". "STOP THE COUNT!" he proclaimed.

A judge in Georgia dismissed a lawsuit filed by the president's campaign that accused elections officials of mishandling absentee ballots.

Biden's legal team has called the lawsuits "meritless". Their only goal, he said "is to create an opportunity for them to message falsely about what's taking place in the electoral process".