President-elect Joe Biden took a historic milestone on Tuesday and won 80 million votes – more than any other candidate in US history, in an election that President Donald Trump continues to call “rigged.”
The vote totals for Biden and his vice-candidate Kamala Harris exceed Trump’s by more than 6 million votes, and his percentage lead increased from 51% to 47%, making the election that will make Biden the 46th president not particularly close.
It was in the Electoral College that Trump could have won if tens of thousands of votes had gone the other way in a handful of key states, but as it stands, states continue to certify their results, Biden is on track to win 306 electoral votes. at Trump’s 223.
That’s the same number Trump racked up in 2016.
President Donald Trump pledged a ‘grand trial’ on Tuesday
The rift between the two popular vote candidates – which does not decide the race – has not stopped Trump from threatening more lawsuits, even after his administration authorized the formal start of a presidential transition on Monday.
Trump promised on Tuesday that a “great trial” was coming.
A few hours after Trump’s letter, Pennsylvania certified Biden’s victory. He defeated Trump by 80,000 votes. In Michigan, another part of the “blue wall,” Biden beat him by more than 150,000 votes.
The Trump campaign has already filed numerous lawsuits, and the results for Trump have been less than promising, with a major setback in Pennsylvania that helped precipitate the administration’s delayed recognition that President-elect Joe Biden is the “apparent winner. “.
Trump retweeted a Breitbart News article showing that 79% of Trump voters believe the election was stolen by illegal voting and fraud.
The poll celebrated by the president was part of a Politico article claiming that “2020 has turned out America divided is as a nation.”
Trump added his own comment: “They are 100% correct, but we are fighting hard. Our big lawsuit, which details all ballot fraud and more, will soon be settled. RIGGED ELECTION! “
President-elect Joe Biden has passed 80 million votes
The Biden Harris post got more votes than any post in U.S. history
Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis says Trump campaign trial on Pennsylvania will go to Supreme Court
Trump has repeatedly called the election rigged, even claiming before polling day it would be rigged by mail.
It was not immediately clear what big lawsuit his team would file. Trump’s attorney, Jenna Ellis, released a statement on state certifications Monday after Michigan certified its vote for Biden – adding another blow to Trump’s strategy of canceling the vote in places where he lost.
She called it “just a procedural step” and added: “We will continue to fight voter fraud across the country as we fight to count all legal votes. “
The campaign appealed to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals after a Pennsylvania Federal District Court judge issued an extraordinary withdrawal in a ruling that castigated “Frankenstein” legal theories of Trump’s lawyers.
Ellis lambasted MSNBC’s Ari Melber by asking “what’s the use of all this?” His response on Twitter: “Do you know how a case gets to the Supreme Court? A party must appeal a final opinion with which they disagree. As I said, Third Circuit upheld our appeal, and we already have a Palestinian Authority case pending before SCOTUS.
His tweet indicates that Trump wants to follow through on his original plan to take a case to the Supreme Court, where he hopes a conservative 6-3 court with new judge Amy Coney Barrett will rule in his favor, despite more than 30 defeats in court so far. .
Biden’s transition adviser Bob Bauer was not impressed with the claims. “It’s obvious to everyone except Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis that this election is over and Joe Biden won resoundingly,” he said, nervously saying Trump’s legal team.
“Trump has done everything he can to strip voters of their voting rights and prevent results from being certified in Pennsylvania, including filing more than 15 unsuccessful lawsuits – most recently by filing one of the Most embarrassing courtroom performances of all time, with the judge in the case finding their arguments “baseless” and “unsupported by evidence,” he said. “Trump did not succeed in Pennsylvania and he will not succeed anywhere else. “
“Trump’s lawsuits will continue to fail, as in more than 30 cases since election day, states will continue to certify their results and Joe Biden will be sworn in as president on January 20, 2021,” he said. added.