As Trump’s path to a second term grew steadily more improbable, he delivered a dishonest press conference to undermine the legitimacy of the election.
By HuffPost Staff
Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden entered Friday on the brink of victory, having overtaken President Donald Trump in Georgia and Pennsylvania. Vote totals released since election night have led to Trump’s leads collapsing in both critical swing states.
As an official projection of victory appeared ever more certain, Biden’s campaign announced that he and vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris would address the nation on Friday night.
As states worked on their official tallies, Trump and his allies continued to lash out and accuse Democrats of fraud ― without offering any evidence. On Thursday evening, Trump hosted a brazenly dishonest press conference at which he baselessly insisted that Democrats were “trying to steal” and “rig” the election.
“If you count the legal votes, I easily win,” Trump falsely said.
The states are counting legal votes that are perfectly valid. And those legal votes are increasingly not going for Trump.
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