Trump: My People Have Enough Evidence to “Flip At Least Four States”
In a series of tweets on Saturday night, President Donald Trump said that Joe Biden was getting out ahead of himself by making transition choices about his incoming administration. The election, Trump said, is far from decided.
“Why is Joe Biden so quickly forming a Cabinet when my investigators have found hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes, enough to ‘flip’ at least four States, which in turn is more than enough to win the Election?” Trump asked.
Trump’s confidence aside, things have not been going well for his legal team. A Pennsylvania federal judge threw out the biggest of the campaign’s lawsuits on Saturday, clearing the way for the state to certify its election results for Biden. While Trump’s lawyers have cast this decision in a positive light, saying that it paves the way for a trip to the Supreme Court, critics say that it’s a sign that their efforts to turn the election have fallen short.
“Hopefully the Courts and/or Legislatures will have the COURAGE to do what has to be done to maintain the integrity of our Elections, and the United States of America itself,” Trump tweeted.
Trump’s legal efforts have begun to stir opposition from prominent Republicans. Most of those Republicans are people like Mitt Romney and Susan Collins, neither of whom have backed Trump on a single issue since he took office in 2017.
But even among those who have more or less been in his corner, there are signs of dissension.
“The President and his lawyers have made claims of criminality and widespread fraud, which they allege could impact election results,” Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) said in a statement Friday. “If they have genuine evidence of this, they are obligated to present it immediately in court and to the American people. If the President cannot prove these claims or demonstrate that they would change the election result, he should fulfill his oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States by respecting the sanctity of our electoral process.”
Trump was, to say the least, unhappy with the defection.
“Sorry Liz, can’t accept the results of an election with hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes cast, enough to easily flip the Election,” he said. “You’re just unhappy that I’m bringing the troops back home where they belong!”