Donald Trump is still not accepting the results of the presidential election. As his top aides ratchet up their efforts to contest the results in key swing states, Trump is telling Americans to “never bet against me” in his first comments to the media since the presidential election was called for Joe Biden.
In a new interview with Washington Examiner correspondent Byron York, Trump argued that he’s still very much in play even in states where Joe Biden was declared the winner.
Trump remains confident that he’s going to win Wisconsin even though he’s trailing by over 20,000 votes and the state was already called for Biden. He also believes he’s set for a come back in Georgia because of the hand count audit by county officials in the state.
“Hand counting is the best,” he says. “To do a spin of the machine doesn’t mean anything. You pick up ten votes. But you hand count—I think were going to win Georgia.”
In Arizona, he believes that if election officials “audit millions of votes” they’ll find “8,000 votes easy” to give him the edge over Biden there. There just one problem with that, Biden’s lead is more than 11,000 and the state was called for the President-elect earlier on Friday.
Despite losing pretty much every election related case filed in Pennsylvania and Michigan, Trump told York that he can pick up those two states once his campaign is finished with their court battles, challenging the election results. In both states, the Trump campaign is trying to get a judge to throw out the votes counted when Trump observers were not in the room .
“They wouldn’t let our poll watchers and observers watch or observe,” Trump said according to York. “That’s a big thing. They should throw those votes out that went through during those periods of time when [Trump observers] weren’t there. We went to court, and the judge ordered [the observers] back, but that was after two days, and millions of votes could have gone through. Millions. And we’re down 50,000.”
This is a lie, one that Trump has repeat numerous times since he lost the election. It’s a lie that his own campaign lawyers debunked.His lawyers admitted there are representatives from the campaign in the convention center where ballots are being processed, according to CNN. During a hearing in a separate case filed in federal court, Jerome Marcus, a lawyer for the campaign, told Judge Paul Diamond “there’s a non-zero number of people in the room.”
Both states were already called for Biden and he leads Trump by over 60,000 votes in Pennsylvania and 146,000 votes in Michigan.
Now, Trump still sees a path forward. A path that wasn’t so clear five days ago. “I’m a guy who realizes —five days ago, I thought maybe. But now I see evidence and we have affidavits.”
The Trump campaign is yet to produce any evidence of widespread voter fraud to substantiate their claim.