Joe Biden’s campaign has dismissed Donald Trump’s claims as “worthless” and “doomed to failure.
In a live broadcast press conference on Thursday, the Democratic candidate’s campaign manager, Jen O’Malley Dillon, and campaign consultant Bob Bauer discussed the Trump campaign’s allegations of election fraud and the resulting lawsuits.
They rejected his allegations as an attempt to “throw a big cloud over the election” and confuse the American public.
O’Malley Dillon said that “victory is imminent” and added: “Our data show that Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States.
She said Trump saw that he was losing and therefore used a “flail strategy” to prevent the vote count.
According to election data from The Associated Press, Biden is approaching the White House while Wisconsin and Michigan go their separate ways. Biden has 264 votes and trumps 214, with 270 needed to secure the presidency.
Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania remain options for both candidates, neither of whom is yet ready to announce a clear winner, according to AP data at the time of writing this article. Each of these states would tip Biden to victory, but Trump will have to carry all three to stay in the White House.
Early Wednesday morning, Trump claimed victory prematurely, while at the same time claiming, without providing evidence, that the vote count was “a serious fraud on the nation.
Trump’s legal team has filed lawsuits in Michigan, Georgia and Pennsylvania to challenge the methods of vote counting.
As votes continue to be counted across the country, tune in when my campaign manager @jomalleydillon and campaign consultant Bob Bauer provide an update on the state of affairs. https://t.co/sKReFhHU5j
– Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 5, 2020
Biden campaign addresses Trumpf campaign lawsuits
During the press conference, O’Malley Dillon said that Trump is looking at the same data as the Biden campaign, which shows he is losing.
The campaign manager said that “Donald Trump therefore continues to pursue a flailing strategy aimed at preventing the counting of votes.
“What we see in these lawsuits is that they are worthless and nothing more than an attempt to distract and delay what is now inevitable.
“Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States.”
O’Malley Dillon showed projections of Biden’s way forward in the warring states where the results are yet to be determined. She said Pennsylvania, Arizona and Nevada are now expected to turn blue.
She described Georgia as a “real runoff,” in which Biden is gradually reducing Trump’s lead, and concluded that North Carolina will be won by Trump.
Bauer then intervened, describing Trump’s complaints as “worthless. He said they were “designed to give the Trump campaign an opportunity to argue that the vote count should be stopped.
“It will not stop,” he added. “For their purposes, these lawsuits do not have to be meritorious – that is not the purpose. It is not about bringing bonafide claims to court. It is about creating an opportunity or getting them to make false statements about what is going on in the election process.
said the campaign consultant: “These election workers work overnight and try to get the count out, and they try to get it right, and the Trump campaign constantly accuses irregularities, system failures and fraud without any basis.
Bauer said the lawsuits were part of a broader misinformation campaign, he said, “All of this is to create a big cloud that it is the hope of the Trump campaign that no one can see through. But it is not a very thick cloud. We see through it, and so will the courts and the election officials”.
“This strategy of interrupting the vote count, as can be seen from the efforts of the election officials to continue the count, is doomed to failure.
“But in the background the noise is fraud, irregularities and the like. And the complaints and disruptive behavior all serve this purpose – trying to [stop]the vote count, trying to confuse the public about what is happening.
“And we will make sure that the public is aware of what is going on, and election officials acting under the law will make sure that the counting of votes continues.
What Trump said
Shortly after the press conference on the Biden election campaign, Trump tweeted that there was “plenty of evidence” of electoral fraud and fraud in the states. The tweet was