President Trump’s campaign rejected claims that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has secured Pennsylvania and the requisite 270 electoral votes needed to win the race to the White House.
“This election is not over,” Trump campaign general counsel Matt Morgan said in a Friday statement. “The false projection of Joe Biden as the winner is based on results in four states that are far from final.”
After Biden took the lead in Pennsylvania by a slim 5,500-vote margin, Decision Desk HQ, a nonpartisan election analysis firm, projected that the Democrat would take the state and pass the 270 Electoral College vote threshold necessary to win the election. Major news outlets, including the Associated Press, have not yet made such a call.
“There were many irregularities in Pennsylvania, including having election officials prevent our volunteer legal observers from having meaningful access to vote counting locations,” Morgan continued. “We prevailed in court on our challenge, but were deprived of valuable time and denied the transparency we are entitled to under state law.”
The Trump campaign noted the actions it was taking in those battleground states and claimed that uncovering irregularities and malpractice would turn the votes in those states in the president’s favor.
“Georgia is headed for a recount, where we are confident we will find ballots improperly harvested, and where President Trump will ultimately prevail,” Morgan said. “In Nevada, there appear to be thousands of individuals who improperly cast mail ballots. Finally, the President is on course to win Arizona outright, despite the irresponsible and erroneous ‘calling’ of the state for Biden by Fox News and the Associated Press. Biden is relying on these states for his phony claim on the White House, but once the election is final, President Trump will be re-elected.”
Fox News and the Associated Press have called Arizona for Biden. Were Biden to take the Keystone State, his electoral vote tally would hit 273. Even winning all of the remaining contested battleground states — Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, and North Carolina — would not be able to propel Trump past Biden’s Electoral College lead.
Sources: Washington Examiner: ‘This election is not over’: Trump campaign rebuffs projecting Biden victory