Trump rails against 'theft of the election' for Biden in scathing 14min White House vid in latest bid to cling to power
DONALD Trump released a 14-minute long video on Tuesday about what he called "the theft of the presidential election" –in his latest bid for save his presidency.
His video, posted to Facebook, comes after Trump pardoned and issued commutations for Republican allies and threatened to veto Congress' latest stimulus bill.
The president went on to claim what he's been accusing Democrats of since Election Day: that he, in fact, won the presidential election, and that his opponent Joe Biden won because of millions of fraudulent votes.
"The truth is: We won the election by a landslide, we won it big," Trump said, saying he has proof of "overwhelming election fraud."
Trump alleged that Democrats used the coronavirus pandemic to rig the 2020 election – which he lost to Joe Biden.
He said by midnight on Election Day, the Trump campaign was winning against Biden's team.
Trump detailed key battleground states in which he had garnered more votes, and claimed it would have been impossible for Biden to beat his lead.
"Then suddenly everything started to disappear, everything started to change. The vote-counting abruptly stopped in multiple states."
Trump went on to say that at 6.31am ET, Michigan suddenly had a boost in votes for Biden, but not the president himself; he went on to detail this loss of votes in multiple states.
"These gigantic and ridiculously one-sided spikes were miraculously just enough to push Joe Biden into the lead in all of the key swing states.
"These glaring anomalies are just the tip of the iceberg," he said, before noting the House Democrats lost seats, despite Biden winning the election.
Trump said "no president has ever lost re-election while making such extraordinary gains across the board."
The president said it didn't make sense that Biden, who he claimed did not leave his Delaware basement during the campaign, received more votes than he did, or former President Barack Obama did.
"It did not happen. He did not win. We won by the landslide," Trump continued.
Later in the video, Trump mentions the video from election night in Atlanta, Georgia, that his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, claimed was proof of vote-tampering.
The Trump campaign claims the video shows suitcases filled with ballots being pulled from underneath a table after supervisors told election workers to leave the room and poll watchers left the building.
But Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's office said they investigated the claims surrounding State Farm Arena and found nothing.
Officials said Trump's team was purposely misleading the public about the video, which shows "normal ballot processing."
Trump's claims of widespread voter fraud causing him to lose the election have been shot down by the US intelligence community, Attorney General William Barr, and even his allies in Congress.
Last month, government officials declared that the 2020 race was the "most secure" election in American history.
The race was called for Biden after he secured Pennsylvania's 20 Electoral College votes on November 7.
Trump and his legal team have launched roughly 50 legal challenges against the election results – nearly all have been dismissed or dropped.
He’s also lost twice at the Supreme Court.
Leading up to November 3 and on Election Day, an historic number of people turned out to vote in the race, which Biden won by more than 81million votes.
Trump received over 74million votes from the American people.
On Monday, Trump hosted several House Republicans at the White House to talk about his efforts to block Congress from affirming Biden's victory.
Trump has been turning his attention to January 6 – which is when Congress participates in a count of the electoral votes.
Biden beat Trump in Electoral College votes 306-232.
The count, required by the Constitution, is generally a formality. But members can use the event to object to a state’s votes.
On January 6, a lawmaker can object to a state’s votes on any grounds. The objection will not be heard unless it is in writing and signed by both a member of the House and a member of the Senate.
If there is such a joint request, then the joint session suspends and the House and Senate go into separate sessions to consider it.
For the objection to be sustained, both chambers must agree to it by a simple majority vote. If they disagree, the original electoral votes are counted.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has told Senate Republicans that a dispute over the results in January would yield a “terrible vote” for Republicans.
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