Donald Trump spent Friday night an angry tweet broadcasting a series of fraud plots, while his rival, Joe Biden, addressed the nation to demand calm and reassure voters that their votes would be counted.
As the sun set on Friday, and more results showed the race was turning in Biden’s favor in Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Arizona, Trump, 74, was threatening legal action.
“Biden should not be unfairly claiming the position of president,” he said.
I can make this claim, too. Legal proceedings just started!
Donald Trump, who was pictured Thursday night, spent Friday evening tweeting angrily
Then the president spent the next few hours talking about the dropouts from Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona and Georgia – giving Biden the lead over him.
He said, “I made great progress in all of these states late on election night, only to see the leads miraculously disappear as the days go by.”
“Perhaps these leads will return as our legal process progresses!” He concluded, hopefully.
Several hours later, Trump was watching Fox Business, tweeting some of his favorite lines from critics.
“We need an explanation of how these numbers have risen over the past two or three days.” Matthew Whitaker. EveningEdit, chirp.
He was especially impressed with Jim Jordan, the Ohio congressman who was re-elected on Tuesday.
Jordan told Fox News Sean Hannity that it was “worse than we thought.”
In Pennsylvania, he said, people “allow votes in after today” – something that courts have ruled could happen, provided ballot papers are postmarked by Election Day.
He also criticized the “issue of transparency”, claiming – without evidence – that election observers like Dave Bossi were asked to leave.
“This is the first time in history that you have a party that has systematically launched to win an election after an election, and it must be stopped.
Trump tweeted: “Jim stated incredibly!”
When Jordan subsequently tweeted news of Supreme Court Judge Samuel Alito’s ruling that Pennsylvania’s county election boards are complying with state directives to separate ballots received in the mail after Election Day from other ballot papers – a ruling reinforcing a procedure they were actually supposed to take – He said: The first victory for the integrity of the elections!
Trump retweeted his comments.
While Biden gave a speech late at night in Wilmington, Delaware, where he said the American people had given him a “ mandate, ” the president tweeted links to stories retweeted by conservative activist Dan Bongino, saying: The polls were more wrong in 2020 than in 2016. ‘.
He also retweeted multiple Tweets from commentator Paul Sperry, who asked, “Why was there such a disproportionately large share of individual votes only for Biden?”
He also asked, “How many people have ordered and mailed ballot papers near Election Day or Election Day, who also appeared at the polls on Election Day and cast their ballots in Philly, Milwaukee, Detroit, Atlanta and Vegas?”
The President then retweeted a story from Newsmax, owned by his friend Chris Ruddy, titled: “The Real Election Count Shows Trump Winning”
Trump also retweeted remarks by Tom Bevan, co-founder of Real Clear Politics, who had criticized Fox News’ decision Tuesday night to summon Biden in Arizona – a decision that Vanity Fair said prompted Trump to summon Rupert Murdoch and demand that the decision be withdrawn.
“It doesn’t matter if Fox’s call to AZ is correct in the end,” Bevan said.
It was not necessary at all to call her ahead of time like they did.
“And the fact that they jumped in to call him, after waiting hours to call FL when he was 97% of them, and Trump raised 3+ points is a terrible double standard.”
He concluded his anger by re-tweeting conservative radio broadcaster Buck Sexton, who asked, “ Does anyone even try to make an argument as to why there is a good-faith reason to block Republican poll watchers, or are we supposed to ignore how highly suspicious it appears? ”
There is no evidence preventing legitimate Republican election observers from monitoring the vote count.