The counting of votes of the ongoing Presidential election is still underway. President Donald Trump has accused Democrats of voting fraud as Joe Biden leads Electoral College votes.
As per the details, Mr. Biden has secured over 73 million votes, the most ever for a US Presidential candidate. On the contrary, Mr. Trump has secured almost 70 million votes.
What did Trump say?
President Trump gave his first public remarks. He said, “If you count the legal votes, I easily win.
“If you count the illegal votes they can try to steal the election from us.”
However, the President has not presented any evidence of election fraud.
He spoke to the White House on Thursday. He said, “We were winning in all the key locations, by a lot actually, and then our numbers started getting miraculously whittled away in secret and they wouldn’t allow legally permissible observers.”
The president added, “There’s been a lot of shenanigans and we can’t stand for that in our country.”
Election analysts have said that Trump’s claims are undermined by the better-than-expected performance of his fellow Republicans.
What is the reaction?
Some Republicans criticized his latest comments.
Mitt Romney, the Utah senator who lost as the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, said: “The votes will be counted. If there are irregularities alleged, they will be investigated and ultimately resolved in the courts.
“Have faith in our democracy, in our Constitution, and the American people.”
Illinois congressman Adam Kinzinger said, “If you have legit concerns about fraud present evidence and take it to court. Stop spreading debunked misinformation… This is getting insane.”
However, Texas congressman Will Hurd, a Republican who did not seek re-election, was more forthright, calling Mr. Trump’s comments “dangerous” and “wrong”.
And Maryland Governor Larry Hogan tweeted: “There is no defense for the President’s comments tonight undermining our Democratic process.”