An independent regulatory agency responsible for choosing the next president has come under further scrutiny after the president revealed he attracted the majority of lawful votes at the election.
The Trump 2020 campaign team is demanding answers from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) after discovering at least 52 percent of about 140 million legal voting ballots supported giving President Donald Trump another four years in the Oval Office.
“Now 73,000,000 legal votes,” the president said on Twitter.
In key states Pennsylvania and Michigan, which were crucial in Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s initial win, Trump supporters were prohibited from challenging the polling stations’ count.
Preventing Americans from scrutinizing election results in those states allegedly allowed an estimated 350,000 unlawful postal votes to be counted in Pennsylvania, even though they had no visible postmark to verify whether the ballot was mailed before the 8 p.m. deadline on Nov. 3.
“Nobody wants to report that Pennsylvania and Michigan did not allow our poll watchers or vote observers to watch or observe,” the president said on Twitter. “This is responsible for hundreds of thousands of votes that should not be allowed to count. Therefore, I easily win both states. Report the news!”
He expressed disappointment with the FEC’s lack of transparency and questioned the integrity of the electoral system since they allowed such a significant error.
“People will not accept this rigged election,” he said on Twitter.
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) recently responded to the growing scrutiny of the FEC by offering a reward of up to $1 million for any information that leads to an arrest or final conviction of voter fraud.
“I support President Trump’s efforts to identify voter fraud in the presidential election and his commitment to making sure that every legal vote is counted and every illegal vote is disqualified,” he said in a statement.
Patrick suspects Democratic Party supporters could have been involved as party members have opposed allowing pro-Trump poll challengers into polling stations.
“Not allowing Republican poll watchers to observe the vote count in multiple states, in some cases blocking their view with poster board, last-minute changes in election laws in battleground states, ignoring the deadline to vote and accepting ballots for days after the election, ignoring postmarks and signature checks, not verifying that mail-in ballots were being sent to people who were alive or living in the state, and voting machines that have been a concern for over a decade all raise serious questions,” he said.
Three suspects have been arrested on suspicion of voter fraud in the past 60 days across the Lone Star State.
“In Texas, we know voter fraud is real,” Patrick said.