President Donald Trump urged his followers to participate in a “big” and “wild” protest in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, the day Congress is set to reconvene to certify the Electoral College votes, cementing President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
Biden defeated Trump by 74 electoral votes, 306-232. But that’s not stopping the outgoing president from trying every possible way to prevent a Biden presidency.
In his latest stunt, Trump retweeted a report from Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro that claims to have found “several examples of voting irregularities that are ‘more than sufficient’ to swing the outcome of the election in President Trump’s favor.”
“Peter Navarro releases 36-page report alleging election fraud ‘more than sufficient’ to swing victory to Trump. A great report by Peter. Statistically impossible to have lost the 2020 Election. Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!” Trump wrote on Saturday.
Twitter slapped a warning to the president’s tweet, saying: “This claim about election fraud is disputed.”
Trump lawyers have lost more than 50 lawsuits claiming that voter fraud and irregularities led to Biden’s win. Recounts in several states rerouted a few hundred votes but did not change state election outcomes. In some instances, the recount increased the margin of victory for Biden. Trump’s team took their argument all the way to the Supreme Court where it was rejected by the justices.
Peter Navarro releases 36-page report alleging election fraud 'more than sufficient' to swing victory to Trump https://t.co/D8KrMHnFdK. A great report by Peter. Statistically impossible to have lost the 2020 Election. Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 19, 2020