Sen. Lindsey Graham has urged President Donald Trump to not concede the presidential election, warning that Republicans will not win the presidency again if Trump does not fight back against allegations of widespread voter fraud in swing states.
Graham appeared in an interview on Fox News with host Maria Bartiromom on “Sunday Morning Features,” maintaining that the country is dealing with a “contested” presidential election, adding that “the media doesn’t decide who becomes president.”
“If they did, you would never have a Republican president forever,” Graham stated. “So we’re discounting them.”
“So, what happened?” Graham added. “The Trump team has canvassed all early voters and absentee mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania and they found over 100 people they think were dead, but 15 people that we verified to have been dead, who voted. But here’s the one that gets me: Six people registered after they died and voted. In Pennsylvania, I guess you’re never out of it.”
“If Republicans don’t challenge and change the U.S. election system, there’ll never be another Republican president elected again,” warned Graham, adding, “President Trump should not concede.”
“We’re down to less [than] 10,000 votes in Georgia,” Graham continued. “He’s going to win North Carolina. We’ve gone from 93,000 votes to less than 20,000 votes in Arizona, [with] more votes to be counted.” Referencing alleged “system failure” in Michigan computer voting, he also urged Republican Senate candidate John James to hold off on concession.
“Keep fighting for every legal and live vote,” Graham advised.
Discussing the postal worker, Richard Hopkins in Pennsylvania who has reportedly signed a sworn affidavit claiming to have witnessed supervisors backdating ballots, Graham stated, “To my Republican colleagues out there, we have to fight back, or we will accept our fate.”
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. There’s a lot of shenanigans going on here. If I were President Trump, I would take all this to court, I’d fight back, and from a Republican point of view, mail-in balloting is a nightmare for us. The post office is now the new election center. It’s the wild, wild West when it comes to mail-in balloting. Everything we worried about has come true. So if we don’t fight back in 2020, we’re never going to win again presidentially. A lot’s at stake here.
The media has declared Democratic nominee Joe Biden as President-Elect, despite the electoral college not yet announcing a winner. President Donald Trump has not conceded the 2020 US Presidential Election and has been advised by legal representatives and his campaign to issue lawsuits this week contesting the legality of the count in swing states.