President Donald Trump on Sunday suggested that Joe Biden “won” the presidential election, while stating that the election was rigged – a claim that has been widely rejected.
Trump wrote, “He won because Trump did not allow false claims or observers.”
He claimed in a second tweet that mechanical malfunctions with voting machines on election night “actually caught him trying to garner votes.”
Top government and industry officials have said that the 2020 election was “the safest in American history” and that “there was no evidence that any voting system destroyed or lost votes, changed votes or in any way Compromised. “
Twitter quickly added a warning to Trump’s post. The company has added several labels to the tweet from the @realDonaldTrump account, including several that have unfounded allegations of voting fraud.
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Trump has yet to accept the election and the delay – which has extended for more than a week – already complicating his team’s plans to get Biden a high-level intelligence briefing and move fast on the coronovirus Has been kept for
Biden’s team has said that the transition is proceeding despite the Trump administration’s refusal to recognize a new presidential election, but acknowledged that the longer the delay, the worse the impact.
Lauren Egan and Alicia Victoria Lozano has contributed.