• Tue. Mar 21st, 2023

Trump releases statement after Biden wins 2020 election – ‘This is far from over’

Donald Trump is refusing to concede the presidential election to Joe Biden even after the Associated Press and every US television news network declared him the president elect, saying the race is “far from over” and promising an intense legal fight.

“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 highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor,” the president said in a statement released by his campaign.

“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,” he said, condinuting to claim there is widespread voter fraud but without evidence.

“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,” Mr Trump added. “So what is Biden hiding? I will not rest until the American People have the honest vote count they deserve and that Democracy demands.”nullnull

As he golfed at his club in Sterling, Virginia, about 40 minutes from the White House, the president’s statement accused Mr Biden of trying to “falsely pose as the winner.”

He also accused the president-elect and his “media allies” of “trying so hard to help him” because they collectively “don’t want the truth to be exposed.”