President Trump ranted for 46 minutes about voter fraud in a prere…

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal watchdog accuses VOA parent company of wrongdoing under Trump appointeeLawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from registration list Ivanka Trump gives deposition in lawsuit alleging misuse of inauguration fundsMORE ranted for 46 minutes about voter fraud in a prerecorded speech he posted on Facebook on Wednesday, making unsubstantiated claims about the election being stolen from him and wrongly claiming that he triumphed in key battleground states he lost.
The presidents speech reiterated many of the conspiracy theories and false election claims hes been making over Twitter in recent days, as he questioned how President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenLawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from registration list GOP lawmaker blasts incoming freshman over allegations of presidential voter fraudHaaland has competition to be first Native American to lead Interior MORE could have earned more votes when some down-ballot Republicans outperformed expectations.
Trump did not provide any evidence for his claims but said his campaign had produced all of the proof necessary to overturn the results in the dozens of court cases it has lost since Election Day.
The president invoked a conspiracy theory about voting machines switching votes from Trump to Biden, said millions of illegal votes were cast in swing states, questioned how batches of reported vote totals from liberal areas could have gone in large numbers for Biden and said that vote counting should have stopped on election night before mail ballots were counted.
If we dont root out the tremendous and horrible fraud thats taken place, then we dont have a country anymore, Trump said.
Statement by Donald J. Trump, The President of the United States
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Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2020
The president is increasingly isolated in his refusal to accept the outcome of the election.
Attorney General William BarrBill BarrList of Republicans breaking with Trump grows longerTrump blasts special counsel Durham for moving too slowlyTrump rants against election results for 46 minutes in new video postMORE said Tuesday that there is no evidence of systemic corruption of the kind that would alter the outcome. Barr and other Republican lawyers say some voter fraud occurs in every election, but they have seen no evidence to back up the wild claims of systemic corruption made by the president and his allies.
The Trump campaign has lost case after case in the courts with arguments aimed at nullifying the vote in Democratic strongholds.
Elected Republicans officials in Georgia, where Trump became the first GOP presidential candidate to lose since 1992, are being threatened with violence and calling on the president to tone down his rhetoric.
A small cohort of loosely affiliated lawyers, led by Trumps personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiChoking not cheating was Trump’s undoingList of Republicans breaking with Trump grows longerTrump rants against election results for 46 minutes in new video postMORE and conservative activists such as Sidney Powell and Lin Wood, are holding their own rallies to gin up suspicions and anger among the presidents base of supporters.
Trump has authorized the administrator of the General Services Administration to allow Biden to begin the transition process.
But there are no signs that the president will ever accept the outcome of the election or seek to unify a divided country on his way out.
Well show it, and hopefully the courts, in particular the Supreme Court of the United States, will see it, and respectfully, hopefully, they will do whats right for out country, Trump said. Our country cannot live with this kind of election.
In his video, Trump sought to raise suspicions about mail voting, saying that Democrats took advantage of the pandemic to mail out millions of ballots that were then illegally cast as votes for Biden by using the names of dead people or illegal immigrants.
This colossal expansion of mail voting opened the floodgates to massive fraud, Trump said.
Dramatically eroding the integrity of the elections was the Democrats’ No. 1 priority for a simple reason: They wanted to steal the 2020 election, he added. All of the Democratic efforts to expand mail-in balloting laid the groundwork for the systemic fraud in this election.
The president said it would have been impossible for Biden to overcome deficits he faced in a handful of states after in-person ballots were counted, even though Biden encouraged his voters to vote by mail and Trump had warned Republicans against mail balloting in the run-up to Election Day.
Trump said the vote should be thrown out in liberal Democratic cities because Republican poll watchers were shut out or because some people claimed to have witnessed what they believed to be irregularities.
He said that there were dozens of counties in swing states where there were more votes than people, which is false, and that scores of Republicans showed up to vote but were told they couldnt because someone else had used their mail ballot.
And the president repeatedly held up charts showing spikes in the vote for Biden at late hours of the night or early in the morning, saying that the reported vote totals couldnt possibly be real.
The president said he couldnt understand how some down-ballot Republicans could win their elections but he could not win his own.
Trump said this must be because of the Dominion Voting Systems machines, which have been the subject of conspiracy theories promoted by Powell and others who say the machines were hijacked by communists.
Under my lead, the Republicans won nearly every state house in the United States, which they werent expected to do, Trump said.
Its statistically impossible, that the person, me, that led the charge, lost, he added.