As President Trump wages his ongoing legal battles over the results of the 2020 election, Senator Lindsey Graham, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, and other Congressional Republicans have stepped up to support him.
On Sunday, Senator Lindsey Graham said that President Trump should absolutely not concede the election, and he must “fight back” against alleged voter fraud.
Graham: “There’s A Lot Of Shenanigans Going On Here”
Speaking to Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo on Sunday, Senator Graham, who was recently re-elected to serve the people of South Carolina, maintained that the presidential election was contested, and that President Trump should not concede, despite apparent pressure to do so.
“The media doesn’t decide who becomes president,” Graham said, referring to the fact that the mainstream press has declared Biden the winner of the election.
“If they did, you would never have a Republican president ever. So we’re discounting them,” Graham claimed.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2020
Graham claimed there were a number of inconsistencies in the electoral process that point to issues with the election.
“I want Pennsylvania to explain to the American people how six people, after they die, can register and vote in Pennsylvania. I want the computer systems in Michigan that flip votes from Republicans to Democrats to be looked at—and the software was used all over the country,” Graham said. “There’s a lot of shenanigans going on here.”
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“If I were President Trump, I would take all this to court, I’d fight back,” he concluded. “If we don’t fight back in 2020, we’re never going to win again presidentially. A lot’s at stake here.”
The Trump campaign claims there have been issues with the election in Pennsylvania, though no definitive proof has yet been provided to the public.
Kristi Noem: “We Should Give President Trump His Day In Court”
Graham wasn’t the only Republican to back President Trump.
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem appeared on ABC, and also argued that the election was still not over.
“We should give President Trump his day in court, and let the process unfold,” Noem argued.
“We live in a republic. We are a government that gets its power from the consent of the governed, that is the people. They give their consent on election day. Election day needs to be fair, honest, and transparent, and we need to be sure that we had an honest election,” she continued.
When asked by George Stephanopoulos if there was any evidence of widespread voter fraud, Noem highlighted similar inconsistencies that Graham pointed out, including alleged dead people voting in Pennsylvania, and alleged computer “glitches” that favored Biden in Michigan.
Noem said that she didn’t know how widespread any of this was, but that Trump should have his day in court.
“We gave Al Gore 37 days to the run the process before we decided who was going to be president. Why would we not afford the 70.6 million Americans that voted for President Trump the same consideration?”
We the People choose our government by consent of the governed. We need to ensure that our elections are fair, honest, and transparent.
Al Gore got his day in court. President Trump and the 70 million Americans who voted for him should be afforded the same opportunity. pic.twitter.com/ww1KJHJQ2H
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) November 8, 2020
Stephanopolous continued to claim that there was no evidence of “widespread voter fraud” throughout the segment.
39 House Republicans Stand By The President
Thirty-nine GOP House members are also standing strong with President Trump, with them signing a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr that formally requests the Department of Justice investigate the allegations of voter fraud.
“With widespread reports of irregularities, particularly in the vote counting process, it is time for you to use the resources of the Department to ensure that the process is conducted in a manner that is fully consistent with state and federal law,” the letter reads.
“The U.S. Marshals Service is also available to ensure that judicial orders are carried out. When it comes to a federal election, it should not matter whether those judicial orders come from a state or federal court,” it continues.
Some of the prominent signatories include Representatives Dan Crenshaw of Texas, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, Andy Biggs from Arizona, and Jeff Duncan from South Carolina.
Melania Stands By Her Husband
Graham and Noem’s comments follow a story published by CNN that claimed President Trump was being told to concede by people inside the White House.
The story, which provided only anonymous sources, said that both Melania Trump and Jared Kushner had told him to let it go.
However, this story seems to fly in the face of public comments made by the First Lady and others.
Melania said that the American people “deserve fair elections,” and that only every legal vote should be counted.
“We must protect our democracy with complete transparency,” she added.
The American people deserve fair elections. Every legal – not illegal – vote should be counted. We must protect our democracy with complete transparency.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 8, 2020
Based on statements from Trump’s team, it looks like we are in the beginning stages of the legal battle.
Nobody, not the mainstream media, the Biden team, the Trump team, or anyone else can say for certain how valid the voter fraud claims are, or how this will all turn out.
The validity of the claims will either be proven or disproven by the courts.
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