Former MLB star Aubrey Huff has joined the chorus of Donald Trump supporters who are demanding a recount of votes and insisting that the outgoing President of California would have won if “legal votes had been counted.
Trump was the first incumbent in 32 years who failed to win a second term, but there was no indication that he would have yielded to President-elect Joe Biden.
Instead, Trump and his campaign launched a series of legal challenges and tried to stop the counting of votes in several states where the postal ballots decided the race in favor of the Democrats.
After the President and his team claimed prematurely that he had won the election a week ago, the President and his team also claimed that Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris had benefited from widespread election fraud.
Neither Trump nor his campaign has provided any evidence to support their claims, but that has not stopped the President’s supporters and some prominent Republicans from maintaining baseless allegations of wrongdoing.
Huff, who has long been a strong supporter of Trump, went further than most and implied that the president was denied a victory in California.
“I tell you, when legal votes are counted and illegal votes are cast, Donald Trump wins in California,” the two-time World Series champion wrote on Twitter.
Iâm tell you if legal votes were counted, & illegal votes tossed @realDonaldTrump wins California. https://t.co/RAqpjQ5OIE
– Aubrey Huff (@aubrey_huff) November 10, 2020
Huff’s tweet came when he shared a post confirming that Republican candidate Michelle Steel had won the race for California’s 48th Congressional District, ousting Democratic incumbent Harley Rouda.
Steel was one of nine Republican candidates to color their district red – the Democrats won three of their own seats – and the only one in California, a state that Biden won by a margin of nearly five million votes.
Huff provided no evidence whatsoever to support his claim, and not even Trump or his campaign went so far as to give the impression that electoral fraud had been committed in the Golden State.
The Associated Press called California for Biden at 8:00 p.m. PT on election day and assigned the 55 votes of the state electoral college to the Democratic presidential candidate.
Data from the National Election Pool and Edison Research show that Biden received 10.2 million votes in 95 percent of the reported votes, while Trump’s record was 5.37 million votes.
In percentage terms, Biden received 64.3 percent of the previously reported votes, while the President received 33.6 percent of the votes. The numbers are broadly consistent with pre-election projections and historical trends.
In the run-up to the election, Biden was on track to win 62 percent of California’s vote in the presidential polls on average in the FiveThirtyEight polls, while Trump Polling was 26 points behind with 36 percent.
California has been a Democratic stronghold since 1992 and has voted for the party in the last eight presidential elections. Biden is the fourth Democratic candidate to win the state with at least 60 percent of the vote.
Barack Obama captured the state with 61 percent of the vote in 2008 and 60.2 percent when he won a second term four years later, while Hillary Clinton won 61.7 percent of the vote in 2016, compared to 31.6 percent for Trump.
Huff, who predicted before the election that Trump would blush in California, is not the only former sports star to claim that the state’s election process was not transparent.
Last week, former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz announced a petition calling for a “fair recount” of votes cast in California in the presidential election.
At the time of writing, the petition was signed by nearly 11,000 people.
However, allegations of irregularities remain unfounded….