According to President Donald Trump, President-elect Joe Biden can only enter the White House as the next commander-in-chief if he can prove he received 80 million votes in the November 3 election.
“Biden can only enter the White House as president if he can prove that his ridiculous ‘80,000,000 votes’ were not fraudulently or illegally obtained. If you see what happened in Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Milwaukee, a huge electoral fraud,” you got a big unsolvable problem! ”Trump tweeted on Friday.
The tweet was marked by Twitter with a warning label that read, “This allegation of election fraud is controversial.” This is one of eight tweets Trump has posted in the last 24 hours and flagged by Twitter.
This week, Biden became the first presidential candidate in U.S. history to exceed 80 million votes, and the final votes are still counted.
More votes than ever have been received in the 2020 presidential election.
Trump received the second most votes ever, with more than 73 million votes. Both Biden and Trump surpass former record holder Barack Obama, who received 69.5 million votes in 2008.
Voter record turnout occurred despite the ongoing coronavirus epidemic when Americans decided in record numbers by letter and early voting this year.
In his tweet, Trump targeted metropolitan and highly democratic areas of Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin – four states lost the president in the election.
Biden’s victory turned the historic Republican states of Georgia and Arizona for the first time in nearly three decades. He also won the battlefield states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, which went to Trump in 2016.
Trump has filed a series of lawsuits in these four states, but most of his legal battles have been dismissed or convicted. The reports also failed to change the final results.
This week, Michigan and Pennsylvania confirmed their election results.
Despite Biden’s widely acclaimed victory, the current president refused to give in to the election, making him the first president in history.
On Monday, Emily Murphy, head of the General Service Administration and Appointed by Trump, finally authorized the start of a formal transition process. Trump thanked Murphy in a tweet for “his steadfast devotion and loyalty” to the country, but said he would continue to fight against the results.
Trump and his allies have previously refrained from accepting a peaceful change of power while continuing to dispute the election results.
Newsweek contacted Biden’s interim team to comment, but had not heard of it before publication.