Mainstream media has selected Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as the president-elect by using unlawful votes from states such as Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Michigan to underpin their decision.
President Trump and any other candidate has the right to challenge any violation of election laws in court and produce evidence to support the claims. Many Democrats have done so in the past. It is illegal and unthinkable that the U.S.’s voting process is anything but transparent and legal.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stands behind the Trump campaign’s legal challenge of voting results in several key battleground states, as he made his first comments on the floor since Nov. 3.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:
“All legal ballots must be counted. Any illegal ballots must not be counted … the projections and commentary of the press do not get veto power over the legal rights of any citizen, including the president.” pic.twitter.com/G7mhUyZUx0
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“If any major irregularities occurred this time of a magnitude that would affect the outcome, then every single American should want them to be brought to light,” McConnell said. “If the Democrats feel confident that they have not occurred, they should have no reason to fear any extra scrutiny. We have the tools and institutions we need to address any concerns.”
“President Trump is 100 percent within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options,” said McConnell. “Legal challenges are underway in at least five states.”
“The core principle here is not complicated. In the US of A, all legal ballots must be counted; any illegal ballots must not be counted. The process should be transparent or observable by all sides,” he said.
“Let’s not have any lectures. No lectures about how the president should immediately, cheerfully, accept preliminary election results from the same characters who just spent four years refusing to accept the validity of the last election,” McConnell said.
Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) has called for a full review of the election, including a recount and audit.
“Right now—there are fewer than 100,000 votes total—out of almost 150 million cast—separating AZ, GA, WI, & PA (plus other close states like NV) with a number of lingering questions,” Roy who defeated Democrat challenger Wendy Davis, said on Monday in a tweet.
Right now—there are fewer than 100,000 votes total—out of almost 150 million cast—separating AZ, GA, WI, & PA (plus other close states like NV) with a number of lingering questions. Recounting, auditing, & a full review is necessary. Patience. #StandUpForAmerica
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) November 9, 2020
Roy has joined the list of several other lawmakers supporting the president in his efforts to have a fair and honest election.
“The media do not get to determine who the president is. The people do,” Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) said after the media announced Joe Biden, the winner.
The media do not get to determine who the president is. The people do. When all lawful votes have been counted, recounts finished, and allegations of fraud addressed, we will know who the winner is.
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) November 7, 2020
Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) tweeted on Saturday, “It’s not over. Don’t stop fighting,”
It’s not over.
Don’t stop fighting.https://t.co/Fgtj44h6Y1
— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) November 8, 2020
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) said, “The election isn’t over until all legal votes are counted and certified. There are still serious legal challenges that have been made, and until that process is resolved, the election is not final.”
The election isn’t over until all legal votes are counted and certified. There are still serious legal challenges that have been made, and until that process is resolved, the election is not final.
The American people deserve a fair and transparent process.
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) November 7, 2020
On Friday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) tweeted that Republicans are in for the fight for justice. “Far from over. Republicans will not back down from this battle.”
Far from over. Republicans will not back down from this battle.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) November 6, 2020