Trump Reiterates Baseless Charge of Electoral Fraud
US President Donald Trump has reiterated his previous unsubstantiated allegations of electoral fraud against the Democrats at a White House press conference. “If you count the legal votes, I win with ease,” Trump said.
Trump opened the press conference by saying he was going to provide an update on the integrity of the election process. The president then began a series of accusations, all of which amounted to the Democrats “trying to steal the election.”
Trump has repeatedly stated that the Democrats are helped by “the big media, the big money, and the big tech companies.” He mentioned some states where he had a lead at the start of the vote counting, and where that lead has shrunk or turned into a backlog as more postal votes have been counted. In it, he acknowledged that in the state of Georgia, he might end up “a little lower” than his Democratic opponent.
Other than mentioning some lawsuits that he and his campaign team have brought against several states, he did not specify what he wants to do about the election fraud he alleged.
Trump has been raising doubts about postal voting for months, which he says promotes electoral fraud. However, there is no evidence for this claim. Partly because of the corona pandemic, many more Americans voted by mail than four years ago.
According to the Democrats, Trump is trying to cast doubt on postal voting to exclude Democratic voters, who are relatively more likely to vote by mail than Republicans, and to bend the election to his will. Postal voting has thus become one of the big points of contention in the run-up to the US presidential election.