Get ready for a political and legal battle the likes that most of us have never seen in our lifetime.
According to allies close to President Donald Trump, he does not plan on conceding this election any time soon!
Nor should he concede until every legal vote has been counted, and every illegal vote discarded.
President Trump also released a statement on Saturday saying that he will not concede until all the legal processess have been taken.
Allies close to president Trump say he will not concede anytime soon.
Here's the story from Reuters:
After the declaration on Saturday that Democrat Joe Biden had won the race for the White House, Republican President Donald Trump and his allies made one thing clear: he does not plan to concede anytime soon.
The president, who has spent months trying to undermine the election results with unproven allegations of fraud, pledged on Saturday to go forward with a legal strategy that he hopes will overturn state results that gave Biden the win in Tuesday’s vote. Trump aides and Republican allies, while somewhat conflicted on how to proceed, largely supported his strategy or remained silent.
“The simple fact is this election is far from over. Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor,” Trump said in a statement released by his campaign around midday.
The president’s allies and advisers privately admitted that the former New York businessman’s chances of overturning the election results and staying in the White House were slim. While preparing for an eventual concession, they called for time to let the legal challenges run their course.
“He should allow the recounts to go forward, file whatever claims there are, and then if nothing changes he should concede,” said one Trump advisor.
The Trump campaign and Republicans have brought numerous lawsuits over alleged election irregularities. Judges tossed cases in Georgia, Michigan and Nevada.
In Pennsylvania, judges sided with Republicans and ordered some provisional ballots set aside and granted Republican observers greater access to vote counting. Legal experts said the legal challenges were too narrow in scope to have an impact on the outcome of the election.
Meanwhile, Republicans are trying to raise at least $60 million to fund legal challenges, sources told Reuters.
“He should make sure every vote is counted and demand transparency. That puts him on solid rhetorical grounds,” said another former White House official.
President Trump of course has every right to go through the legal processess to determine the scope of the election fraud perpetuated by the Democrats, and to make sure every vote is counted before conceding.
As Senator Lindsey Graham correctly pointed out on Sunday, if President Trump concedes, Republicans may never again elect another president.
The Hill has more on Graham's comments:
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned that President Trump should not concede defeat in the 2020 presidential election in part because Republicans will "never" be able to elect another president from their party again.
"If Republicans don't challenge and change the U.S. election system, there will never be another Republican president elected again," Graham said Sunday on Fox News. "President Trump should not concede. We're down to less — 10,000 votes in Georgia. He's going to win North Carolina. We have gone from 93,000 votes to less than 20,000 votes in Arizona, where more — more votes to be counted."
Every major news network and The Associated Press on Saturday projected Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 race for the White House. Trump has said he will not concede, alleging widespread voter fraud led to tens of thousands of illegal ballots being cast against him.
President Trump is still very confident of this election swinging back his way.