Donald Trump has his back to the wall – his lead in Pennsylvania and Georgia is shrinking by the minute. The self-declared election winner appears again in the evening before the press and speaks of alleged election fraud. Several broadcasters stop broadcasting because of obvious lies. US President Donald Trump has again claimed victory in the presidential election and tried to stir up doubts about the election process with allegations of fraud. In a spontaneously scheduled speech in the White House on Thursday evening (local time), the Republican again accused the opposition Democrats of wanting to “steal” his election: “If you count the legal votes, I win with ease. If you count the illegal votes they can try to steal our choice. ” The President spoke once more of alleged “fraud” in the election and affirmed that he wanted to take legal action against the election results in individual states. “That is where they are trying to steal the election. They are trying to manipulate an election.” Again he denounced the postal votes: “It is incredible to see how these postal votes are so one-sided.” Trump was referring to the fact that the majority of Biden’s supporters had used the option of voting by post. He himself had warned massively in advance against postal voting and asked his supporters to vote personally – which should have worked with them.
The Democrats, on the other hand, had encouraged their supporters to vote by mail because of the corona pandemic. According to polls, the risk of contagion has also made democratic voters more concerned. When he appeared in the White House press room, Trump did not provide any evidence of his fraud allegations. Several television stations interrupted the live interruption after a short time. The station MSNBC made the start. The moderator justified this with the need to correct false statements by the president. Trump himself left the room after a little over a quarter of an hour without answering questions from journalists.
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For his actions, Trump had to put up with harsh criticism from members of his own party. “There is no justification for the president’s remarks tonight that are undermining our democratic process,” Maryland Republican governor Larry Hogan wrote on Twitter. In an interview with the station PBS, he accused Trump and his camp of having prepared the ground for the current procedure – the questioning of the results – with warnings about the postal vote. Hogan is the chairman of the National Association of Governors. Congressman Adam Kinzinger called for evidence of fraud allegations to be presented and presented in court. “Stop spreading exposed misinformation … This is getting crazy,” he wrote on Twitter. The influential chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Lindsey Graham, sided with Trump and donated $ 500,000 to his legal fund.
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