In President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, employees are said to be fired as of Sunday, although the president still refuses to give in to the 2020 race.
Helpers working at the campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, were informed this week that November 15 would be their last day of work. Others were told that their last day would be November 30, according to a McClatchy DC News report.
Although it is common practice for campaigns to end after an election, Trump campaign workers who support legal operations have not yet been given an end date.
“Unlike most campaigns that end immediately after Election Day, we have long had plans to continue the campaign to see President Trump re-elected because of the unprecedented nature of the 2020 campaign,” Tim Murtaugh, Trump campaign communications director, told McClatchy DC.
“However, staff involved in events, travel, door-knocking and grassroots organization played roles that ended on Election Day and apparently played less of a role after Election Day,” Murtaugh continued. “We are raising substantial funds to support the president’s challenges and will retain appropriate staff to accompany the post-election process until the president’s victory.
Trump has not yet given up on the race, although the Associated Press, along with major television stations, has called the election for Democratic candidate Joe Biden on Saturday, after he is expected to win Pennsylvania.
Instead, the President has targeted the major media outlets, accusing them of having decided the election unfairly, and has repeatedly claimed that the Democrats “stole” the election, although he has not presented any solid evidence to support his claims.
Trump’s re-election campaign has also filed lawsuits in several states alleging that thousands of votes were fraudulently included in the final vote count and should be discarded. The lawsuits are seeking a resolution before each state confirms its December election results.
However, a Federal Election Commission (FEC) official told CNN on Saturday that there was “no evidence” of widespread election fraud in the country.
“Very few substantiated complaints, let me put it this way,” said Ellen Weintraub, the FEC commissioner. “There is no evidence of any kind of election fraud. There is no evidence of illegal voting,” said Ellen Weintraub, the FEC representative.
Election officials in 49 states, including the swing states that were crucial to Biden’s victory, have also all publicly stated, according to the New York Times, that they have seen no evidence of widespread electoral fraud. The only state that did not respond was Texas, where Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick offered citizens $1 million for any evidence of fraud.
The Trump campaign did not respond in time for publication to Washington Newsday’s request for a comment….