Donald Trump says there is ‘fraud’ in US Election result
President Trump is yet to concede the US election even though the electoral college has confirmed Joe Biden as the winner. This week the future of the US Senate will be decided after Tuesday’s election in Georgia. Mr Trump headed to Georgia earlier on Tuesday before polls closed in the state.
Two key election races took place in the southern state and voting has been going on since mid-December.
The outcome will be crucial to how much power President-elect Biden will have in his first term at the White House.
Jonathan Parker, senior lecturer in politics at Keele University, told Express.co.uk: “Trump will continue to claim the election was stolen for the rest of his life.
“He still claims he won the popular vote against Clinton but for voter fraud, with no evidence, so why would this be any different.”
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On Monday, Mr Trump heaped pressure on Republican lawmakers to joint his attempts to overturn November’s election results.
He has continued to tweet baseless claims of voter fraud since Mr Biden was projected to be the President-elect soon after November’s election.
On Wednesday, Congress is expected to certify Mr Biden’s election victory less than three weeks before he will be inaugurated.
Dr Parker highlighted what Mr Biden’s main challenges will be in his first term at the White House.
He said: “The main challenges Biden will face are the same as Trump – Coronavirus and a large recession in the context of a divided Congress.
“He also has a massive national security debacle with the Russian hack that will take years of effort to address.”
On Monday, Mr Trump also faced a huge backlash over a call he made over the weekend to Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger.
The president urged Mr Raffensperger to “find” extra votes to reverse Mr Biden’s win in Georgia, according to a recording of the call.
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In response to Mr Trump’s recorded call, Barack Obama appeared to blast the president for being a threat to US democracy.
The former president said that in Tuesday’s election in Georgia “the stakes could not be higher”.
In a Twitter post on Monday, Mr Obama said: “Tomorrow is Election Day in Georgia and the stakes could not be higher.
“We’re seeing how far some will go to retain power and threaten the fundamental principles of our democracy.
“But our democracy isn’t about any individual, even a president—it’s about you.”
A source close to Mr Obama told the New York Times that the former president’s tweet on Monday was in response to the recording of Mr Trump’s call with Mr Raffensperger.
On Sunday at a rally in Savannah ahead of the two key run-off races in Georgia this week, incoming vice-president Kamala Harris also blasted Mr Trump over the recorded call.
She said: “It was certainly the voice of desperation, most certainly that. And it was a bald, bald-faced, bold abuse of power by the president of the United States.”
On Tuesday, Mr Trump also urged his vice president Mike Pence to intervene when Congress gathers to confirm November’s results in an attempt to overturn the election.
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