(Noted News) — As the dust settles on the 2020 presidential election, Democratic challenger Joe Biden holds an overwhelming lead over incumbent Donald J Trump, with most media outlets naming him as the new President.
However, even after Biden and running mate Kamala Harris addressed the nation in what most interpreted as victory speeches, Donald Trump and the majority of Republican circles still say this election is “far from over”, foreshadowing an ugly transfer of power in the lead up to inauguration.
In between Twitter’s fact-checking warnings, Trump’s tweets since election day have almost exclusively been claims that he won the election, not Biden.
On November 6th he tweeted:
And on November 7th he tweeted:
Backing the president up are conservative pundits who allege countless forms of election fraud, including dumped ballots, fraudulent mail-in ballots, deceased people voting, ballot harvesting, suspicious glitches, and issues with voting software, particularly Dominion Voting System which was used in the key battleground states where Trump lost.
Mark Levin, radio show host and frequent guest on Fox News, appeared on Sean Hannity on November 7th and suggested that the fact that Pennsylvania changed the rules of ballot-counting before the election was proof of fraud in and of itself.
“I’ll show you the evidence of fraud; They changed the rules. Why did it take till 2 am or 3 am the morning after the election in 2016 to know who the winner is, but we’re still counting votes today? Now, why were the rules changed by the Democrats? Because they believe in good government? Because they wanted to help Republicans? No, they fixed the rules to help Democrats. That’s why Alito, and hopefully 4 other justices are saying ‘segregate those votes, those were done by the State Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in violation of the federal constitution of the United States.’”
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito granted Republicans the ability to segregate the mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania and count them separately, against the sentiments of the state’s attorney general, who said there was “no need for additional intervention.”
Should any disputes go to the Supreme Court, some worry that Joe Biden’s rocky history with Justice Clarence Thomas could sway a decision in Trump’s favor. But so far, the state of Pennsylvania is the only state where significant legal process has been made, and even if it could be overturned, it wouldn’t be enough to get Trump to 270 electoral votes; Trump would still need to somehow win at least 3 out of the 4 states that are also contested (Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin and Michigan), either by recounts or lawsuits that can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that election fraud took place.
This paints a very narrow path to victory for the president, but his lawyers remain adamant on battle.
In a statement to the press, Trump attorney and close ally of the Trump campaign, Rudy Giuliani accused election workers in Philadelphia of allowing dead people, including Will Smith’s father of voting, and expressed his full intentions of going after them.
“We have no way of knowing because we were deprived of the right to inspect if a single one of those ballots is legitimate. That is unheard of, it is illegal, it’s unconstitutional, and we will be bringing an action challenging that. And I emphasize to you, it’s only one of many other infirmities in this election. I know this city has a sad history of voter fraud. After all, ‘Joe Fraser’ is still voting here; kind of hard since he died five years ago, but Joe continues to vote. If I recall correctly, Joe was a Republican, so maybe I shouldn’t complain, but we should go see if Joe is voting Republican or Democrat now from the grave.”
“Also Will Smith’s father has voted here twice since he died. I don’t know how he votes because his vote is secret. In Philadelphia, they keep the votes of dead people secret. At least that is something you can be commended for.”