South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told Fox News anchor Sean Hannity on Monday that the Democrats are winning the election because they are cheating.
Graham’s comment came during a discussion of allegations of political interference raised by President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign among Democrats in some swing states. In a press conference on Thursday, Trump claimed that many polls published by news agencies and social media sources about the election contained false information that kept Americans from voting. Graham claimed on Monday that the Conservatives were censored by social media platforms, making it difficult for them to explain their political stance.
“The state of affairs in America in 2020 for Republicans is not good,” Graham said. “We must strike back,” Graham said. We win because of our ideas and we lose elections because [the Democrats]are betraying us.
Graham also said that the Democrats “don’t care how Trump loses, as long as he loses,” and hinted that reporters were glossing over the alleged election rigging.
“They will not ask questions in the media,” Graham said. “I had a microphone on my face all day. When will Trump give in? I said, ‘When will you ask a question about the 2020 election? When will you take seriously the idea that every vote counts? They want a result.”
“You know, as far as I’m concerned, they can all go to hell,” Graham added. “I’m sick of these people.”
Washington Newsday turned to the Democratic National Committee for a statement.
Graham supported Trump’s allegations of widespread Democratic election rigging. Trump’s re-election campaign has filed federal lawsuits in five contested states to stop the counting of postal ballots. On Saturday the Associated Press predicted that President-elect Joe Biden would win the U.S. election, although in some states the counting of ballots was still going on. Although Biden has formed a presidential transition team to help his administration take power, Trump has not yet relinquished the presidency.
The General Services Administration (GSA) was reluctant to allow Biden’s team to enter federal buildings to begin the transition process. In an e-mail on Sunday, the GSA said it would not authorize the movement of Biden’s team because “no determination has yet been made as to the election winner.
According to the Associated Press, Biden currently holds 290 votes versus Trump’s 214 votes. A candidate must win 270 votes to be declared US President. Trump’s campaign hopes, however, that the recount of ballots in some states will narrow the gap between Trump and Biden.
On Sunday, Trump’s campaign said it intended to call for a recount in Wisconsin, where Biden is expected to win by less than a full percentage point. Biden’s lead is smaller in Georgia, where he is expected to beat Trump by two-tenths of a percentage point. The Foreign Minister of the Republic of Georgia, Brad Raffensperger, said on Friday that Georgia would conduct a recount due to the small gap between Biden and Trump.