Facebook and Twitter have issued warnings over a 46-minute video statement released by Donald Trump on Wednesday in which the president reiterates unfounded allegations of voter fraud in the November election that he lost against Joe Biden.
Elected Biden veteran Democratic President won the presidential election with 306 college votes, compared to Trump’s 232 votes. However, Trump refused to let go, instead launching – and losing – weak legal battles in several states, which experts said appeared, aimed at dragging the vote count and creating a cloud of uncertainty over the election process.
“This may be the most important speech I’ve ever made,” Trump says in the video before making lengthy, false, and baseless claims that America’s electoral system is “under coordinated attack and siege.”
Speaking from the diplomatic hall, Trump maintained his futile pressure against the election as the state, after the state verified its results and as Biden urges by forming a cabinet before his inauguration on January 20th.
Biden’s record received 81 million votes, compared to Trump’s 74 minus. The Democrat also won 306 voter votes, compared to Trump’s 232 votes. The division of the electoral college is the same as Trump’s victory against Hillary Clinton four years ago, which he then called a “landslide”.
Trump dug deeper into the “rigged elections,” even if members of his own administration, including Attorney General William Barr, said no evidence of widespread voter fraud was uncovered. Courts in several battlefield states have dropped the barrier to lawsuits filed on behalf of the president.
“It’s not just about respecting the 74 million U.S. votes that voted for me,” Trump said. “It’s about securing Americans’ faith in the election. And in every future election.
The Trump video comes a day after Barr said the U.S. Department of Justice has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome of the presidential election.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Barr said U.S. lawyers and FBI agents were working to follow up on complaints and information, but did not uncover any evidence that would change the election results.
“To date, we have not seen any level of fraud that could have achieved a different result in the election,” Barr said.
Trump campaign lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis said in a statement: “With the utmost respect for the Attorney General, his opinion appears to be unknown or investigated without evidence of material irregularities and systemic fraud.”
As states approach the December 8 deadline to verify their results, Trump will soon run out of opportunities to challenge the outcome of the election.
Many of Trump’s allegations, including that the U.S. election was subjected to widespread “voter fraud,” have been broken down several times in recent weeks.
In fact, Christopher Krebs, director of the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency at the Department of Homeland Security, expressed confidence in the integrity of the election before the November vote. And then he dropped the allegations that the count was deceived. Krebs was fired by Trump weeks ago.
The video was released a day after one of Georgia’s top election officials made a passionate plea to Trump to quell his rhetoric in which he disputed the election results, saying the president was “inciting people to potential violence”.
Republican Gabriel Sterling, who oversaw the implementation of the state’s new voting system, has also issued a stern warning that if Trump and his supporters do not block election disinformation, “someone will be hurt”.
Sterling, the voting system manager for Georgia’s foreign minister’s office, said last week he has police protection around his home because of threats he received after the election results were announced. Trump lost Georgia to Biden by about 13,000 votes.
Trump responded to Sterling’s request on Twitter baseless allegations about the Georgian elections and criticized the state’s Republican governor, Brian Kemp. Twitter marked Twitter as “controversial.”