A Democrat who wants to be the next president used a victory speech to declare Trump supporters extremists for challenging the outcome of the election.
Joe Biden strongly criticized Republican elected officials for exercising their constitutional right to scrutinize the November presidential race outcome.
The Democrat accused 126 Republican members of the Congress and 17 GOP attorneys general of trying to undermine democracy by supporting GOP Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s U.S. Supreme Court challenge to reject certified vote counts in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
“This legal maneuver was an effort … to wipe out the votes of more than 20 million Americans in other states and hand the presidency to a candidate who lost the Electoral College, popular vote and each and every one of the states,” he said in a video about the certification of his so-called Electoral College victory on YouTube. “It is a position so extreme we have never seen it before, a position that refused to respect the will of the people, law, and refused to honor our Constitution.”
Biden applauded the Supreme Court for “immediately and completely” rejecting Paxton’s lawsuit.
“The court sent a clear signal to President Trump that they would be no part of an unprecedented assault on democracy,” he said.
He accused the president of abusing power without providing evidence to support his claim.
“The flame of democracy was lit in this nation a long time ago,” he said. “We now know nothing, not even a pandemic or an abuse of power, can extinguish that flame.”
Biden congratulated election officials for repeatedly dismissing the president’s concerns about several election irregularities that could have affected the national electoral system’s integrity.
“As the people kept to the flame, so too did courageous state and local officials and election workers,” he said. “American democracy works because America makes it work at a local level.”
He even expressed outrage about the number of lawsuits different Trump supporters filed to overturn the election.
“The Trump campaign brought dozens and dozens and dozens of legal challenges to test the result,” he said. “They were heard by more than 80 judges across the country, and in every case, no cause or evidence was found to reverse or question, or dispute the results.”
President Trump believes the Democrats used technology to manipulate the outcome of ballot counts digitally.
“Dominion voting machines are a disaster all over the country [and] changed the results of a landslide election,” he said on Twitter. “[We] cannot let this happen.”
“Many Trump votes were routed to Biden,” he added on Twitter. “True all over the country. This fake election can no longer stand. Get moving, Republicans. Big swing state win! 75,000,000 votes.”