The speech was Trump’s first public appearance since he falsely claimed early Wednesday that he had won a number of remaining tipping states. On Thursday, Trump repeated several allegations of electoral fraud.
He did not come up with any documentation that can prove the allegations, writes the news agency AP. CNN also reports that not a single piece of evidence of election fraud was presented.
“I have already won many important states, including Florida, Iowa and Ohio, despite election interference from major technology companies,” Trump continues during his speech from the White House.
Trump has stood at 214 voters in the presidential election for a long time now, while challenger Joe Biden has been planted at 253 in most media in the United States (264 in Fox News and AP).
In addition, Biden leads in both Arizona and Nevada, which will be enough for him to win the presidential election.
The president’s election campaign has heralded legal action against the vote count in the swing states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin and Michigan after the election, and there are strong protests on both sides in several American cities.
“Detroit and Philadelphia are some of the most corrupt cities in U.S. history,” Trump said of the major cities of Michigan and Pennsylvania Friday night, accusing state officials of not allowing election observers access to the premises.
The state authorities have ruled out irregularities, promising to count every vote, and no observers or election officials have seen any evidence of electoral fraud. The Guardian newspaper, for example, points out that several Republican observers are present in Philadelphia – contrary to Trump’s claims.
The US president also claims that people are allowed to vote after election day, which is not the case, points out CNN’s fact-checker Daniel Dale. He writes on Twitter that it is not unusual for the actual vote count to take place after election day.