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Trump says election challenges ‘not over’

Trump says election challenges ‘not over’

by ZACK BUDRYK | The Hill  |  Published on December 14, 2020

President Trump said in an interview broadcast early Sunday that his attempts to overturn the vote are “not over.”

In the “Fox & Friends Weekend” interview recorded Saturday, Brian Kilmeade asked the president whether his challenges to the election results were “over” after the Supreme Court on Friday rejected a Texas lawsuit seeking to toss the results in four states.

“No, it’s not over. We keep going. And we’re going to continue to go forward,” the president replied.

Trump also continued his broadsides against Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) for refusing to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state, accusing him of harming Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) in their upcoming Jan. 5 runoffs, which will determine control of the Senate.

“We have a governor, Republican governor, that’s worse than a Democrat. He’s terrible, and he’s hurting Kelly and David very badly, the senators that are terrific people,” Trump added.

Kilmeade went on to ask how Monday’s meeting of the Electoral College, which is expected to elect Biden as the next president, and Congress’s count of its votes on Jan. 6 would affect Trump’s efforts.

“I don’t know. We’re going to speed it up as much as we can. But you can only go so fast. They give us very little time,” Trump said, going on to repeat conspiracy theories about widespread voter fraud. Experts, local officials and Attorney General William Barr have all said there is no indication of widespread fraud in the 2020 election.

Asked by Kilmeade if his legal team had proved election fraud, the president responded, “We never get a chance to prove it because a judge will say, ‘Well, I’m sorry, you don’t have standing.'”

Kilmeade later challenged Trump on the lack of proof of widespread fraud, with Trump insisting that “we’ve proven it” without elaborating.

“But no judge has had the courage, including the Supreme Court. I am so disappointed in them. No judge, including the Supreme Court of the United States, has had the courage to allow it to be heard,” he added.

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