President Donald Trump has reiterated his claims of fraud by quoting a lawyer on Twitter and calling into question the election as a whole.
In tweets that appeared to quote a law professor, he wrote that “the tabulation stage” is “just beginning” and alleged “a number of affidavits that there has been voter fraud”.
Mr Trump has repeatedly made the claims over recent days but has yet to give any proof of such fraud.
“We should look at the votes. We’re just beginning the tabulation stage. We should look at these allegations. We’re seeing a number of affidavits that there has been voter fraud. We have a history in this country of election problems. In Pennsylvania you had an order by a…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 8, 2020
In a series of tweets, he apparently quoted an expert in public interest law as saying: “If there’s a problem in the system about authentication, that would seriously affect the ENTIRE ELECTION.”
It is a US convention that once a presidential candidate secures 270 or more electoral college votes and wins the keys to the White House, the losing candidate makes a concession speech and congratulates their opponent.
Mr Trump is showing no signs of admitting defeat and there are reports, not confirmed by Sky News, that his son-in-law Jared Kushner has advised him to quit.
However, others in his circle are supporting his stance, including his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
The former New York mayor has vowed to provide Mr Trump with evidence of voter fraud but has yet to produce any – including during a press conference he held on Saturday in the car park of a small Philadelphia landscaping company.
Mr Trump’s sons, Donald Jr and Eric, have also encouraged him to keep fighting and challenged Republicans to stand with them.
In a statement on Friday, Mr Trump suggested that he would challenge the election’s result via the law, saying: “We will pursue this process through every aspect of the law to guarantee that the American people have confidence in our government.
“I will never give up fighting for you and our nation.”
Mr Trump’s team has launched legal action in a number of states in recent days.
In Nevada, his team asked for emergency relief to stop the counting of “improper votes” in Democrat-leaning Clark County, home to Las Vegas, and said it was filing a federal lawsuit.
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