Twitter flags trump the claim that tens of thousands of illegal votes were received after 8 pm on election day.


Twitter reported several unfounded tweets from President Donald Trump on Saturday morning, claiming that tens of thousands of illegal votes were received in key states after 8 p.m. on election day.

“Tens of thousands of votes were received illegally after 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, election day, which completely and slightly changed the results in Pennsylvania and several other razor-thin states,” the president twittered.

Tens of thousands of votes were received illegally after 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, election day, which completely and easily changed the results in Pennsylvania and certain other razor-thin states,” the President twittered. Irrespective of this, hundreds of thousands of votes were not allowed to be illegally observed.

– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2020

As a separate assertion, he added that “hundreds of thousands of votes” from impartial spectators could legally be ignored, which would change the outcome of the race.

“This would also change the election results in numerous states, including Pennsylvania, which everyone thought would be easy to win on election night, only to see a massive lead disappear without anyone being allowed to OBSERVE what happened for long periods of time…” he added in his Twitter thread.

But Twitter quickly responded to the unproven claims with a disclaimer saying that “some or all of the content shared in this tweet is controversial and could be misleading about an election or other civic process.

The president later tweeted that he had won the election “by a wide margin,” an assertion that was also denounced:

i won this election, and with great projection!

– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2020

Washington Newsday turned to the Trump campaign regarding these allegations, but did not receive a response in time for publication.

The President and his campaign have repeatedly and without evidence claimed that the 2020 election was stolen from him by the Democrats with rampant electoral fraud and a lack of transparency in the counting of ballots.

The campaign has filed lawsuits to challenge the counting of votes in each of the key states that have not yet been called-Pennsylvania, Nevada and Georgia-but have made little progress in the courts.

One exception is a decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which ruled that the counties of the state must separate all ballots received by mail after the polls close at 8 p.m. on election day from the rest of the ballots.

However, state officials said they had already done so and that the ballots in question were thousands, not “tens of thousands.

On Thursday, Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar explained the process the state is implementing to ensure the integrity of voters, such as double-checking all ballots and allowing impartial observers, and stated that “the strength of the integrity of this vote is truly unprecedented.

Biden campaign officials have stated that they will oppose any legal challenge by Trump, but are confident that none of the cases will affect Biden’s current leadership in the race.

“The Republicans’ legal claims are completely unfounded and have failed in court and will continue to fail,” said Bob Bauer, a senior adviser to the Biden campaign.

A number of prominent GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill, including Senator Lindsey Graham and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have sent Trump the same message: Either present the courts with evidence of election fraud or accept the trajectory of defeat.

On Saturday morning, Ellen Weintraub of the Federal Electoral Commission told CNN that there was “no evidence of any kind of election fraud. There is no evidence of illegal voting,” said Ellen Weintraub of the Federal Election Commission.

“State and local officials and election workers across the country have really picked up. And there were very few complaints about how this election was conducted,” she said.

On Saturday, the race came ever closer to a Biden victory, with the former vice president maintaining his leadership in Pennsylvania, Nevada and Georgia.

Should he win one of these states, Biden would win the presidential election.

Updated 10:50 ET…


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