Trump vows massive lawsuit, GOP takes stand for Trump

While the media is predicting Joe Biden as the next president-elect, President Trump is pushing forward with more legal challenges as the vote count continues and Republican leaders are coming out in support of Trump.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted on Friday, “In this great country of ours, it has to be done. Every legal ballot should be counted, any illegally submitted ballot should not. All parties must be able to observe this process. And the courts are here to apply the law and resolve disputes. That’s how the votes of Americans determine the outcome.”

The House Minority Leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, tweeted, “Far from over. Republicans will not back down from this fight.”

For his part, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas condemned Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, noting that the state “broke the law, ignored court orders, secretly counted votes, and threatened to steal the presidency.”

Senator Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Friday, “I stand with President Trump here tonight. He has stood with me as well. The allegations of wrongdoing are astounding.”

Graham announced Saturday that the Senate Judiciary Committee will investigate possible voting irregularities after receiving an affidavit from a Pennsylvania mailman alleging a conspiracy to stamp ballots mailed after Election Day with a previous date.

In a statement, Graham said, “All credible allegations of voting irregularities and misconduct must be investigated to ensure the integrity of the 2020 election. I will not allow credible allegations of voting irregularities or misconduct to go unchallenged.”

Graham said he would call on the Justice Department to investigate the postal worker’s claims and ask the postmaster general to do the same.

The Republican Party itself supports the president’s ongoing lawsuit and has called on the public to get involved in assisting the effort.

The Republican Party tweeted, “In this election, every legal vote must be counted.” The Republican Party also called for contributions to the Election Defense Fund.

So far, the vast majority of Republicans have not taken a stand to acknowledge the election results announced by the media. Only Mitt Romney of Utah and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have issued statements accepting Biden’s victory within the Republican Party.

The Supreme Court has yet to rule on whether mail-in ballots received after Election Day should be counted, which could affect the outcome of Pennsylvania’s election. Pennsylvania law says ballots received after Election Day should not be counted, and Republicans say the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overstepped its authority by extending this year’s deadline by three days.

In Arizona, the gap between Trump and Biden vote counts was closing, to 18,610 votes by Sunday morning.

In Georgia, a recount will be required if the vote gap is 0.5 percent or less. It currently shows Biden leading by only 0.2 percent there, so a recount will be required. The Trump campaign has asked for a recount in Wisconsin.