The top Republican in the U.S. Congress on Monday said President Donald Trump had full rights to question election results in multiple states and insisted that such scrutiny would not undermine democracy.
“President Trump has 100 percent the right to investigate allegations of irregularities and weigh up his legal options,” said Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on the first day of Congress of a lame duck presidency, with Trump so far refused to allow Democrat Joe Biden.
Trump insists the race is not over yet, and Republican lawmakers have urged the president not to admit, even though U.S. networks on Saturday predicted that Biden won the election with at least 279 votes, the 270 to win has exceeded the required votes.
The White House has raised legal objections in several states, including Pennsylvania, where near-complete results show that Biden is ahead with 44,930 votes, or 0.67 percent.
“If the Democrats are confident that no major irregularities have occurred, they should have no reason to fear additional scrutiny,” said McConnell.
Suffice it to say that some of the president’s legal questions do not exactly mean the end of the republic.
According to electoral authorities in several states and both political parties, no credible evidence of widespread fraud or electoral irregularities has emerged.
Despite this, Trump has repeatedly claimed that there had been massive fraud and announced on Twitter on Saturday: “I have won this election many times over!”
The 2020 races were dependent on swing states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, and North Carolina.
In an effort to delegitimize the US media’s Biden call for victory, Trump and his allies have stated that thousands of “illegal” ballot papers have altered the results of these razor-thin races.
Senator Lindsey Graham, an ally of Trump, on Monday called on the president to “keep fighting,” but he also hinted the efforts may be in vain.
“I would encourage President Trump – if he falls short after all of this, we just can’t quite make it – not to let this movement die, to think about running again in 2024 and creating platforms to help,” his too keep movement alive, “Graham told Fox News Radio.
Most Senate Republicans, including some who have served at Biden for years, have failed to recognize their former colleague’s victory.
Senator Susan Collins was the third Senate Republican to congratulate Biden. He and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris should be given “every opportunity to ensure they are ready to govern by January 20th”.
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