Trump makes repeated claims of widespread voter fraud in US

2020-12-03 20:07:49
Trump makes repeated claims of widespread voter fraud in US

Outgoing US President Donald Trump has repeated his claims of widespread voter fraud in the US election in an effort to reverse his defeat to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden.

in a 46-minute speech posted to his social media accounts, the Republican president claimed the US electoral system was "under coordinated assault and siege" by the Democratic Party.

"This may be the most important speech I've ever made," Trump said. "As President, I have no higher duty than to defend the laws and the Constitution of the United States.

A two-minute version of the video was posted to Twitter, with the full 46-minute address placed on Facebook.

Both Twitter and Facebook placed disclaimers under the video warning of its inaccuracies.

Trump’s fraud claims have been repeatedly rejected by state and federal officials, and his campaign has had no significant success in dozens of court cases.

While unsuccessful in court, Trump’s complaints appear to have yielded political benefit as polls show a large percentage of Republicans now believe the election was unfair.

Only a few Republicans in Congress have acknowledged Biden as the president-elect, even if they are actively discussing his nominees for cabinet offices.

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