On Wednesday, former Trump adviser Roger Stone claimed that North Korea had interfered in the US presidential election. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump continued to assert that fraudulent activities were prevalent during the November elections.
Peter Stone, who had previously spoken of his respect for some members of the QAnon movement for conspiracy theory, was sentenced to 40 months in prison for lying to investigators in connection with the Mueller investigation into Russian election rigging during Trump’s 2016 campaign. Trump commuted the sentence against Stone in July.
With the electoral college expected to convene on December 14, Trump intensified his accusations of widespread election fraud. Democratic President-elect Joe Biden was widely predicted to be the winner of the election, despite Trump’s protests. In an interview on the Alex Jones Show, Stone said he had received further evidence of election fraud.
“I have just learned of absolutely irrefutable evidence of North Korean boats delivering ballots through a port in Maine, the state of Maine,” Stone said. “If this is confirmed, if the law enforcement agencies investigated it and it turns out to be true, it would be evidence of foreign participation in the election.
Washington Newsday turned to the Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions for comment.
Stone told Jones that he prayed daily that Trump would be “strengthened” in his fight against “an epically corrupt, deep-rooted state that seems to have no problem with what appears to be the cyber manipulation of the American people’s vote.
In a July interview, Stone praised some members of the QAnon movement as “great patriots. Many of the theories advocated by QAnon supporters revolve around Trump’s covert struggle against Democrats, some members of the business community and individuals in the entertainment industry. According to the theory, these individuals are involved in pedophilia, human trafficking and satanic worship.
While Trump has refused to disassociate himself from the QAnon movement, his claims that the Democrats conspired to win the election have stood. On Wednesday, Trump posted a 46-minute video on his Twitter feed detailing his allegations of election fraud.
“The Democrats had rigged this election from the beginning,” Trump said, citing allegations of rigging voting machines, improper ballots sent by mail, and inadequate signature verification.
Trump claimed that many of the postal ballots that the Democrats distorted were illegally counted. These ballots are said to have helped influence the election in Biden’s favor. “If we are right about the fraud,” Trump said, “Joe Biden cannot become president. We are talking about hundreds of thousands of votes,” Trump said.
Trump’s legal team has filed lawsuits in several states contesting the election process. However, many of these lawsuits have been dismissed by judges.
“What a disaster this election was,” Trump said. “A total catastrophe, but we will show it, and hopefully the courts – especially the U.S. Supreme Court – will see it and respectfully, hopefully they will do what is right for our country.
According to the Associated Press, Biden was expected to win the election with 51.3 percent of the population voting on Trumps 47 percent. Biden received 306 votes, more than the 270 votes needed to be officially declared president. Although some litigation on behalf of Trump is still pending, states have until December 8 to confirm their election results before the electoral college meets on December 14.