In a speech on Thursday evening, Donald Trump accused Big Media, Big Tech and others of stealing the 2020 election. He provided no evidence to support his claims.
Democrats, attorneys general of both parties and many prominent Republicans have rejected the accusation of election fraud. Social media platforms censored Trump’s posts and those of his allies. NPR, MSNBC and other channels cut off during the President’s speech, saying they did not want to spread misinformation.
Here are the full text of the President’s remarks.
President Donald Trump: Thank you very much. I wish you a good evening. I would like to inform the American people about our efforts to protect the election. If you count the legal vote, I win easily. If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us. If you count the votes that came in late, we will take a very close look at them. Many votes came too late.
I have won many critical states, including Florida, Iowa, Indiana and Ohio. We have won them despite historical electoral interventions by the big money, the big media and the big technology. As everyone has seen, we won by historical numbers, and they were knowingly wrong. It’s so ridiculous and everybody knew it at the time. There is no blue wave that they predicted. They thought there would be a big blue wave. That was wrong.
Instead, there was a big red wave, and that was correctly recognized by the media. I think they were very impressed, but that was in hindsight. That does not help us.
We kept the Senate even though we have twice as many seats to defend as the Democrats. And really, and in much more competitive states, we have done a fantastic job with the Senate. I think we are very proud of what happened there.
They spent more on Senate elections in South Carolina and Kentucky alone, two elections and hundreds of millions of dollars against us. Our opponents’ main donors were Wall Street bankers and special interests. Our main donors were police officers, farmers and ordinary citizens.
For the first time ever, we lost zero races in this house. I spoke with Kevin McCarty today. He said he could not believe it. We have won new seats and many more are on their way. This is also the year of the Republican woman. More Republican women have been elected to Congress than ever before. This is a great achievement.
I won the largest percentage of non-white voters – of all Republicans, including the historic number of Latin American, African-American, Asian-American and Native American voters, the largest ever in our history. We have increased our party by 4 million voters, the highest voter turnout in the history of the Republican Party.
The Democrats have become the party of the big money, the big media, the big technology, it seems, and the Republicans have become the party of the American workers, and this is what has happened. And we are also, I think, the party of inclusion.
As everyone realizes, media polls were literally electoral manipulation by powerful special interests, these really fake polls, I have to call them fake polls, fake polls were meant to keep our voters at home, to create the illusion of momentum for Mr. Biden and to reduce the ability of Republicans to raise money. They were what are called suppression polls. Everyone knows that now.
Just to name a few examples: The day before the election, Quinnipiac, which was wrong on every occasion I know of, was 5 points ahead of Joe Biden in Florida. And they were 8.4 points behind, and I won Florida easily, easily. So they were way ahead of me in Florida and in the end I won Florida very much. Otherwise, they were very accurate.
They had him four points ahead in Ohio, and they were 12.2 points ahead. And they all won Ohio, the great state of Ohio, there with ease. They had Joe Biden 17 points ahead in Wisconsin, and it was basically even. They were about 17 points behind. And they knew it. They were not stupid people. They knew that, oppression.
There are states still to be decided in the presidential race. The electoral apparatus of these states is in all cases run by Democrats. We actually won by lot in all the important places, and then our numbers were miraculously and secretly destroyed, and they did not allow any legal observers.
In some cases we went to court, and