Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign has said it doesn’t matter whether President Donald Trump concedes the election or not, as America is waiting for confirmation that Biden will be the nation’s 46th President.
Biden is ahead in the key swing states of Georgia and Pennsylvania. His lead is widening as more absentee ballots are counted from the urban and suburban democratic strongholds of both states. Losing both would mean that Trump will not be able to achieve the 270 votes in the electoral college required for his second term.
But the Trump campaign is resorting to conspiracy theories and litigation to try to prevent Biden’s victory. Sources inside the White House told CNN on Thursday that the president has no intention of giving in to his democratic rival.
When asked about their reaction to the developments, Biden’s campaign issued a brief and uncompromising statement. “As we said on July 19, the American people will decide on this election. And the United States government is perfectly capable of escorting intruders from the White House.
The Trump campaign continues to send out combative statements claiming – without proof – widespread electoral fraud against a sitting president.
The campaign has filed several lawsuits in several states to try to stop the counting of votes and challenge the validity of the ballots, and has also said it will demand a recount in Wisconsin, which was narrowly defeated by Biden.
“This election is not over,” Trump campaign chief counsel Matt Morgan said in a statement Thursday morning. “The false projection of Joe Biden as the winner is based on results in four states that are far from final.
Morgan said the Trump campaign was confident that there were “improperly harvested” ballots in Georgia and claimed, without further elaboration, that there were “many irregularities in Pennsylvania. In Nevada, Morgan claimed that individuals had mistakenly cast postal ballots.
“Biden is relying on these states for his feigned allegation to the White House, but once the election is complete, President Trump will be re-elected,” Morgan said.
Meanwhile, the president continued to tweet to his supporters, although many of his posts were marked as misleading by Twitter. The president posted tweets defaming the city of Philadelphia – ballots that put Biden in the lead in the race for the key state of Pennsylvania – and attacked Twitter.
“I easily win the presidency of the United States with LEGAL VOTES CAST,” the president falsely claimed. The votes are still being counted, and the race is not officially announced for either candidate.
“The OBSERVERS were in no way allowed to do their job, and therefore the votes cast during this period must be determined as LEGAL VOTES CAST. The US Supreme Court should decide!” Twitter marked the post as misleading….