U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the press at the White House James Brady Press Conference on November 24, 2020 in Washington DC. Trump briefly noted that the stock market was worth 30,000.
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President Donald Trump on Wednesday called for the overthrow of President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory and spread evidence of voter fraud, falsely insisting on winning a series of key states that reached Biden.
Faced with defeat after a series of court losses, Trump surprisingly called for a trial of the Republican state’s legislation in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where he outright stated that “we need to reverse the election”.
Trump claimed his team had gathered “all the evidence,” despite judges in several states rejecting his campaign’s legal efforts to stop the verification of ballot papers, or the series of mailings being invalid.
“We just need a judge to listen properly, without having a political opinion or any other problem,” Trump said from a cell phone speaker that Jenna Ellis, the campaign’s legal team, said. Trump sat next to his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.
“This choice needs to be reversed,” Trump said elsewhere in his speakerphone speech. “We’ve won a lot in Pennsylvania, and we’ve won a lot for these swing states.”
In fact, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced Tuesday that he has signed a “Certificate of Determination,” certifying Vice President Biden and Kamala Harris as winners in Keystone State. Nevada, another key state, also certified Biden and Harris as winners on Tuesday. Michigan and Georgia also authenticated their vote, and with Trump’s long-term bid, they dragged the election result even further in an unattainable place.
President-elect Joe Biden speaks at the Queen Theater, Wednesday, November 25, 2020, Wilmington, Del.
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More than three weeks after election day, and weeks after the press called the race for Biden, Trump still refused to agree. He tweeted Monday night to “never let in” Biden, who is projected to get 306 votes in the electoral college – 36 more than he would have needed to get the presidency.
The president’s remark came just days after a key federal agency told Biden that it would provide funds for his transition to the White House.
During Trump’s speech, Biden, his successor, gave an official Thanksgiving speech from Wilmington, Delaware.
“This is the moment when we need to steel our spines, redouble our efforts and re-accept ourselves in the fight against the coronavirus,” Biden said. – Remember, we’re all in this together.
“So hold on. Don’t let yourself surrender to fatigue,” said Biden, who spoke to a country that is fed up with epidemic restrictions but is facing a huge peak in cases.
“I know we can convince and we will convince this virus. America will not lose this war. We will get our lives back and life will return to normal, I promise you,” Biden said. – It won’t last forever.
The Biden transition team did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comments from Trump’s wing.
The president-elect is expected to travel this afternoon to his family home in Rehobeth, Delaware.
Meanwhile, Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, made an unannounced visit to DC Central Kitchen, a food bank that plans to serve at least ten thousand meals on Thanksgiving Day.