On Wednesday, the host of the Tucker-Carlson show on Fox News said that “many Americans will never accept the results of a presidential election again” because the campaign for President Donald Trump had filed complaints about possible election fraud in key swing states.
“What happened last night could not have been worse for this country, for our children, for our grandchildren and for the future,” Carlson said. “The result of our presidential election was ripped out of the hands of the voters, where of course it rightfully belongs, and is now under the control of lawyers and courts and highly biased, clearly corrupt big-city bureaucrats.
“So no matter what happens next,” he continued, “this is a tragedy. Many Americans will never accept the results of a presidential election again.
Carlson’s comment refers to a series of lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign in three contested states-Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia-to stop the counting of ballots and demand a recount in Wisconsin.
While the lawsuits allegedly seek to monitor the counting of ballots and verify the identities of absent and mail-in voters, the lawsuits could also seek to cast votes for Trump’s opponent, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
On November 4, the day after Election Day, Biden had a 134,622 vote advantage over Trump in Michigan, according to the Associated Press. In Georgia, 200,000 absentee ballots remain to be counted, as Trump is slightly ahead of Biden with 32,858 votes, with 98 percent of the precincts reporting, and in Pennsylvania, 1 million postal ballots remain to be counted, as Trump is slightly ahead of Biden with 184,402 votes, with 89 percent of the precincts reporting.
On September 27, Politico wrote that the Trump campaign had hired dozens of lawyers from three major law firms and recruited thousands of volunteer lawyers willing to challenge the election results in 17 key states considered crucial to Trump’s reelection.
In response, Biden campaign spokesman Michael Gwin told Politico: “The Biden campaign has put together the largest voter protection program in history to ensure the smooth running of the election and to combat any attempt by Donald Trump to bring fear and confusion into our electoral system or to interfere in the democratic process.
After Election Day, Trump repeatedly claimed in the social media that Democrats were trying to steal the election and that it was “VERY STRANGEOUS” for states to continue counting ballots after Election Day – as they have done in recent years.
In contrast, Biden tweeted a message on Wednesday saying “We will not rest until everyone’s votes are counted”.
Washington Newsday contacted the Trump campaign for a comment….