Fox News presenter Tucker Carlson compared the US political system to a game on a fair Monday night and told viewers that the system was “not as fair as it should be”.
Carlson’s comments came after allegations were made about irregularities during the presidential election. President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has filed complaints in five states alleging that election workers did not correctly count some postal ballots. Carlson called for a federal investigation of all allegations of vote rigging.
“We don’t know how many votes were stolen on Tuesday night,” Carlson said in his opening monologue, “We know nothing about the software, which many say was rigged. We do not know. We have to find out.”
“But that is what we do know,” Carlson continued. “On a larger level – the highest levels, actually – our system is not what we thought. It’s not as fair as it should be, not even close. Excuse me. I hate to say this.”
“It’s the milk bottles at the fair,” Carlson added. “They knew you were coming. They laughed at you when you left. We wish that wasn’t true, but it is true, and you’re not crazy for knowing it. You’re right.”
Washington Newsday asked the Biden campaign for a comment.
Carlson referred to a problem in the Michigan vote count that was originally attributed to a computer software program produced by Dominion Voting Systems. The Michigan Secretary of State’s office, Jocelyn Benson, acknowledged the error that assigned Biden some votes for the Trump to Biden vote, but attributed the problem to human error.
“Because the clerk did not update the software, even though the tabulators counted all the ballots correctly, these exact results were not combined correctly when the clerk reported unofficial results,” said a statement from Benson’s office on Friday. In the statement, the mistake was described as an “honest mistake” that did not affect the actual number of votes.
On Saturday, the Associated Press called for the election of President-elect Joe Biden, although in some contested states the counting of postal ballots was still underway. Trump claimed that the Democratic Party had tried to manipulate the election.
During a press conference on Thursday evening, Trump said that if only legal votes were counted, he won the election “easily. However, he expressed concern that “illegal votes” received after election night were taken into account in the counting process in some states. Some observers pointed out that Trump had made the accusations without providing evidence to support his claims.
Although Biden had assembled a transition team for his later entry into the White House, Trump did not officially announce his concession.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that Trump “is 100 percent within his rights to investigate allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options.
However, some Democrats believe Trump has not presented any evidence to support his claims of election interference. “Complaints must be based on facts and evidence,” Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said Monday. “And make no mistake: there was no evidence of significant or widespread electoral fraud. Joe Biden won this election fairly and honestly.”
According to the Associated Press, Biden received 290 votes to Trump’s 214. A candidate must receive 270 votes to win the presidency….