Republicans react to Trump’s election fraud claims

6 November 2020

Several prominent Republicans condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s claims of a ‘stolen’ election Thursday night. Gloria Tso reports.

With his re-election chances fading as final votes are counted in several key states, U.S. President Donald Trump falsely claimed at the White House on Thursday (November 5) that the election was being ‘stolen.’

“If you count legal votes, I easily win. If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us.”

Trump has repeatedly claimed without evidence that mail-in votes lead to voter fraud.

And lambasting poll workers, Trump alleged fraud in states which are pushing Democratic opponent Joe Biden closer to victory.

“There have been a number of disturbing irregularities across the nation.”

Shortly after, several top Republicans distanced themselves from Trump’s election fraud claims.