President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his longest remarks on the election since Joe Biden was declared the winner – unfiltered, 10-minute aware of why he continues to dispute the result – by convening senators from the POPsylvania GOP state were held to question the election results.
“The whole world is watching us,” Trump said through his attorney’s cell phone while it was considered the microphone for the meeting. “The whole world is watching the United States and we can’t let it get away with it.”
Trump – who refused to allow the election despite a growing chorus of Republicans urging acceptance of the defeat – abruptly abandoned his plan to attend the Pennsylvania meeting in person earlier in the day, but indicated with tweeted responses that he was watching from a distance.
“It’s very interesting to see what happens,” Trump said, noting that he called from the Oval Office after a dozen Trump supporters testified that they were questioning the election result in Pennsylvania. “It was a choice we easily won – we won a lot.”
Biden became the winner of Pennsylvania’s 20 voter votes on Tuesday after many unsuccessful challenges focused primarily on postal ballots and ballot tables.
The final Pennsylvania vote count was confirmed with 3.46 million for Biden and 3.38 million for Trump.
Trump’s legal team has tried unsuccessfully to overturn proven results in key battlefield states – especially Pennsylvania – to try to secure a second term for the president. More than 30 lawsuits were dismissed by judges or dismissed by the campaign for various reasons.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, postal voting has increased in many states – especially among Democrats, while Trump has rejected this practice as a less legitimate method of voting.
Trump’s legal team has now tried to encourage Republican state lawmakers to hold meetings on the question of whether to recognize democratic voters.
According to the Trump campaign, similar meetings will be held in Arizona and Michigan next week, although details are still being finalized.
Wednesday’s meeting was officially a meeting of the Senate Majority Political Committee of the Pennsylvania Legislature. But this was pre-turned on by Trump’s campaign and was often interrupted by cheers from the crowd, with lawyer Rudy Giuiliani Trump facilitating much of the debate.
“I know the rogues very well. You give them an inch and they’ll take a mile,” Giuiliani said at the hearing, arguing that there were intentional irregularities in the conduct of the Pennsylvania election. “You give them a mile and they take your whole country.”
He has repeatedly accused Democrats of “stealing” the elected Biden presidential election, although an attempt to do so has been repeatedly rejected in courts run by conservative and liberal judges.
“Under normal circumstances, his state would have been invited for Trump,” Giuiliani said.
Biden, who greeted Delaware with a live Thanksgiving on Wednesday, did not respond Newsweekrequesting comments from the Transition Group Press Office.