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Mitch McConnell supports Trump’s decision to mount legal challenges. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell came out in support of President Donald Trump. He said that the President is “100 percent within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options.”

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No states have yet certified their election results

In his Senate speech Monday, McConnell did not call Biden as president-elect. He also did not acknowledge Senator Kamala Harris as vice president-elect. The Senator chided media outlets that already called the election for Biden. He said, “the Constitution gives no role in this process to wealthy media corporations.”

McConnell noted that “no states have yet certified their election results.” He also said he expects recounts in “at least one or two states.” The seven-time Kentucky Senator also weighed in on Trump’s prerogative. “The core principle here is not complicated: in the United States of America, all legal ballots must be counted, any illegal ballots must not be counted, the process should be transparent or observable by all sides and the courts are here to work through concerns,” McConnell said.

Alleged Voting Irregularities

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After the polls, the Trump campaign mounted legal challenges. They alleged voting irregularities happened in several states. At the same time, major media outlets have already called the election in favor of Joe Biden, Trump’s rival. At present, Biden and Harris have started working with their transition team.

McConnell noted that Democrats complained that the President has yet to concede. Yet, some states are still counting votes. At the same time, legal challenges filed by the Trump campaign have yet to receive a reply.

Gore did not concede until December

McConnell supported the call for investigations. “If any major irregularities occurred this time of a magnitude that would affect the outcome, then every single American should want them to be brought to light,” he said. “If the Democrats feel confident that they have not occurred, they should have no reason to fear any extra scrutiny.  We have the tools and institutions we need to address any concerns.”

McConnell noted that in the 2000 election, Democrat Al Gore did not concede right away. Officials had to conduct a Florida recount due to the thin margin of votes between George W. Bush and Gore. The latter’s campaign mounted a lengthy legal challenge at the time. This went on until December when Gore finally conceded to Bush.

“We’ll Have No Lectures”

McConnell bristled at the thought of Democrats lecturing his party on acceptance. He said that Democrats were in the same predicament four years ago. “More broadly, let’s have no lectures about how the President should immediately, cheerfully accept preliminary election results from the same characters who just spent four years refusing to accept the validity of the last election,” McConnell said. “And who insinuated this one would be illegitimate, too, if they lost again. Let’s have no lectures on this subject from that contingent.”

“In late August, Secretary Hillary Clinton said, quote, ‘Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances… I think this is going to drag out, and… he will win if we don’t give an inch. That same month, Speaker Pelosi and the Democratic Leader both stated, quote, ‘[President Trump] needs to cheat to win,’ he continued. “In October, when Speaker Pelosi was shopping some conspiracy theory about the Postal Service, she recklessly said, quote, ‘I have no doubt that the president… will lie, cheat, and steal, to win this election.’”

“A few legal inquiries from the President”

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The senator ridiculed the idea that legal challenges will destroy election credibility. “Does this sound like a chorus that has any credibility to say a few legal challenges from President Trump represent some kind of crisis?”

McConnell added. “At this time last week, small-business owners in cities across America were boarding up their windows in case President Trump appeared to win and far-left mobs decided to reprise their summertime rioting. Suffice to say a few legal inquiries from the President do not exactly spell the end of the Republic.”

Attorney General Barr to investigate allegations of fraud

On Monday, Attorney General William Barr gave federal prosecutors the go signal to investigate voting fraud. Investigators can now look into these cases before elections results can get certified. The orders reversed previous Justice Department instructions on alleged voter fraud. Before, prosecutors avoided looking into election cases while the results were not official.

Barr sent and made public a memo to U.S. attorneys Monday. He wrote that investigations “may be conducted if there are clear and apparently-credible allegations of irregularities that, if true, could potentially impact the outcome of a federal election in an individual State.”

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander

McConnell is correct in saying that what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Democrats were up in arms over the last elections and didn’t accept the results until they were ready to do so. Then why should this election be different?

Senator McConnell called out the Democrats for trying to bum rush the proceedings. Especially, now that Dems think they’re in the driver’s seat. While losing in 2016 (and 2000), they wanted every legal remedy available to contest the results. So why can’t they afford the same courtesy they wanted to the Republicans now?

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  • Avatar Anonymous says:

    I have been an independent but something is very fishy this time with the numbers. The numbers and sequences do not add up.

  • Avatar Anonymous says:

    There is too much proof that the dems have done everything they can to control the votes. They have been evil through Trumps full term.

  • Avatar Jim R. Thomas says:

    The Dems and many Rhino’s tried for 4 years to get Trump out of office. They can give him say 4 months to determine if the election fraud that took place in multiple states in several forms will keep Trump in office 4 more years at it very well may.

  • Avatar Robert Esposito says:

    There is no way Trump should concede with all the corruption in the polls, does anyone really think the Dems would concede in the same situation, they still haven’t conceded from 2016

  • Avatar Patricia Aponte says:

    Yes, I agree President Trump should not concede
    The Democrats vomiting fraud big time., are we surprised? After 4 years of trashing the President they want to hold hands with us? No way . I never hated any one, but now I learned to hate as well
    Thank you Mr Mc Connell for being supportive of our President.

  • Avatar Anonymous says:

    President Trump deserves a recount!

  • Avatar Edna Badman says:

    This is so dumb to do All this recounting just Concede Trump and call Joe Biden up and finally Congrags him…
    Be a man and donthis Now…Don’t drag all out …..

  • Avatar Frank says:

    The media does not decide who is president-elect and when. This is done by the states and finally by the electoral college on December 14th. Then a joint session of Congress records the vote of the Electoral College on January 6th, 2021. The Vice President — that is to say Mike Pence — presides over the ceremony in which envelopes from the various states with their vote tallies are opened. At the conclusion of the special session, the final number of tallied counts for President and Vice President in the Electoral College are read aloud by the Vice President and the election is formally concluded.

  • Avatar Anonymous says:

    Trump won … Wait for it …

  • Avatar E M says:

    If the Dems worked as hard to do their job they were elected for and quit wasting time on trying to get Pres. Trump out of office they would have been able to get more important things done. I think their pay should be docked for not doing their jobs!!!

  • Avatar Debbie Bozell says:

    When Hitler took over everything, you wernt supposed to question it either. Something is going on in the United States weve never seen before or thought there was checks and balances for it……its slowly becomming a dick tater ship which isnt what the US was founded on……if thats what you want get the “F” out and go live over the those countries and eat your rice and beans!!!!!

  • Avatar donnie young says:

    yes the republician are the winners.

  • Avatar Max says:

    Nothing should be decided until all efforts have been exhausted to ensure the integrity of the election; and that any and all guilty of subversion, complicity, and fraud are identified, charged, and convicted. Our system must be above reproach.

  • Avatar JANICE BELLINGER says:

    KEEP UP THE FIGHT WE NEED AN HONEST LEGAL COUNT

  • Avatar Becky says:

    The democratics need a whooping with this election I can honestly say I have no more complaint with trump than I have any other president maybe a lot less complaint so if it was in my power I would make him president again as a show and tell what might happen if you cheat on the votes I’m not sorry to say it and it’s plain to see what happened I think all democratics that are involved should be removed from office immediately . I agree with senator McConnells assertions

  • Avatar janice bellinger says:

    keep up the fight

  • Avatar Kristin Tsakrios Barnes says:

    Democrats have been wanting President Trump out since he was first elected. They have lied about not wanting the statues being torn down by the protesters (BLM, Antiffa,& anti-Americans). The left have been wanting to rip up President Trump, bc they are so scared of who is gong to be “found out” with all of their corruption! Trump has done more than any President before him ~ in the shortest amount of time. That kills the democrats. President Trump is NOT a racist, he doesn’t have a problem with the gay community. He isn’t going to take away jobs, and he isn’t going to increase your taxes. I am not quite sure why people vote for Biden, especially people of color. I have mixed family members, and several good friends who have mixed children. I am not racist in the least bit! I do know when things are being taught wrong & told & to our children wrong. Democrats have divided our country to the highest level of extreme! Now Biden is saying that we all need to treat one another with love. That’s the complete opposite of what was said afew days ago!!! Don’t be fake! Don’t take credit for something you didn’t do….. Joe Biden!!! I sometimes wish I was born a long time ago!!! Ugh This crap is for me birds!!!
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  • Avatar Gail says:

    It is blatantly obvious the dems cheated as always. What a joke this was! Biden is not mentally capable of a presidency and Camiila Harris is a Joke!,

  • Avatar Susan Curt says:

    I’d like to know why ballots were filled out by poll workers with a police officer standing right there?!? Why are there more votes than there are legal, registered voters?!??? Way too fishy. And let’s not forget the ballots of our military that were thrown away by Postal workers!! Too much in question about these ballots during this election. It does raise suspicion of fraud. Investigate every state results!!

  • Avatar Donna says:

    The democrats have done everything in their power to discredit President Trump. Something is up when the democrates nominated twiddle dee and twittle dum because something else is brewing because those two doesn’t even make a whole. Biden said if he is elected mask will be mandatory wonder how long will it take to say we are safe 2-6-8 weeks? The media hyped it up. Keep up the fight President Trump!

  • Avatar Mary Kimmer says:

    Trump should leave and admit defeat,and quit crying like a baby.He cheated his way to get elected,now he doing it even though he LOST

  • Avatar Don Collins says:

    Every vote needs to be counted whether it’s for Biden or Trump. Who ever wins we need to accept the count and move forward without all this bitterness. We are all Americans who want to have a free democracy to live in and work together to build a better world. We may not always agree that is why we have the right to express our opinion but not through threats to each other. God bless America whether the president is a Democratic or a Republican.

  • Avatar robert grisch says:

    dear edna – how do YOU spell treason. when your name suggests itself is possibly a creative lie –

    Badman, the question is WHY are you HERE pushing something IRRESPONSIBLE about one of the most popular PRESIDENT EVER for a limp, dried out, lackluster, feeble, and quite possibly the individual MOST shown in the enemedia CONSISTANTLY DEMONSTRATING PREDATORY BEHAVIOR TOWARDS CHILDREN AND WOMEN ! YOU OBVIOUSLY ARE A FAN OF THIS AND PREHAPS A PRATICTIONER YOURSELF OF THE SAME REPREHENSIONABLE BEHAVIORS.
    TURNING A BLIND EYE TO THE EVIDENCE DOES NOT HIDE THE FACT ! YOU ARE A SERIOUSLY FLAWED INDIVIDUAL/TROLL WHO NEEDS SOME PROFESSION HELP ;
    THE ENEMEDIA IS BIASED UNDER THE ETHOS OF “ANYONE BUT TRUMP”,
    THE PATHOS OF HIDING THE TRUE BEHAVIOR , AND FINALLY
    THE LOGOS OF THE FICTIONAL STORY OF 47 YRS OF (SELF) SERVICE ,IN FACT.PERPETRATED ACTS OF REPRESSION AND PERSECUTION OF BLACK AMERICANS- HE VOTED AGAINST BUSING STUDENT IN SELMA, ALABAMA WHEN GEORGE WALLACE WAS GOVENOR!!!!
    HOW AND WHY DOES A POLITICIAN GROW RICH ON A PUBLIC SERVENTS INCOME? even after 47 yrs he would NEVER BE RICH – and to say he did it with speeches/appearances is an OXYMORON statement

  • Avatar Anonymous says:

    I will never look at Biden as my president. He hasn’t cut anything in 47 years. Can’t imagine how suddenly he’s qualified to take on such a responsible and huge job as PRESIDENT OF USA????? My suggestion to President Trump is don’t lose your dignity and show those of us who voted for you the man we loved and trusted. Sit back and watch how Biden’s team will fail. He won’t last 6 months before his VP will take over. It’s in their plans. We Americans aren’t stupid people. President Trump, do you really want another 4 years of abuse from Pelosi and Dems? Don’t subject our First Lady and your team to this. BE THE MAN WE WILL NEVER FORGET. YOU have another life. ENJOY IT. YOU WILL BE MISSED DEARLY.WE were blessed and thank you for making my life better. I’m scared of my future now. Love, A sincere Trump supporter and fan.

  • Avatar Jim Allen says:

    Why do I see so many adamantly demanding secure and exhausting identification for gun ownership and no identification for voting? In person voting unless proof of inability can be shown with identifications! If you can’t prove who you are then you can’t prove you are registered.

  • Avatar Rita Ellis says:

    Keep fighting Mr.President.
    Trump has been put through things that no American should endure. Democrats have been completely unfair and school yard bullies even before he took office. Democrats ask for unity but where is this unity when you watch the news, people carying a head looking like Trump yelling die Trump die Trump and another incident kicking a blow up doll looking like Trump in the street, bashing it, punching it running over it. WHERE IS THE SO CALLED UNITY????
    Don’t trust Democrats, slow decline in trusting government and the system. If it were a fair election I would respect it, but it’s not. One party doesn’t know or understand fsirness.

  • Avatar Every to just be took out and hung with a ropes says:

    Everyone of them damn Democrats need to just be took out and hung with a rope

  • Avatar Michael Burrhus says:

    I am happy that Harry McConnell backs up the honestly elected President of the United States in Donald J. Trump. He is a victim of electoral fraud and needs all of the resources to help him straighten out this mess that the Democratic Party heaped upon America. America is under attack by the electoral fraud process. All elections should be put on hold and a honest recount should commence as soon as possible. We have your back, Mr. President.

  • Avatar Bernie LaFleur says:

    Four years of lies, and corruption cover ups is about all of this Dem bulls#@t I can take. The total disrespect for our country, the working taxpayers, and The Presidency of The United States, as well as the corruption of the Obama-Biden administration, made it very clear to me that they are totally ANTI-AMERICA. They have tried every unethical, and even illegal investigations, to remove President Trump. All the while planning the elaborate scheme to rig the 2020 election. This would ensure that they could resume the destruction of American Liberty, and usher in their socialist agenda. Does anyone else recall the middle east being the only news we were fed for 8 years, while Obama was dropping off millions in the middle of the night that helped fund the global terrorist movement? I guess the millions in foreign aide we sent to Pakistan, Iran, Afganastan, wasn’t enough. How about cuddling up to China and hiding their real power and threat from the American people. President Trump got rid of the CCP Embasy in Texas because he recognized it as a very real threat to America. Or how about eliminating the pledge of allegiance and prayer from our schools? Or how about not saying Merry Christmas because it might offend somebody? Issues that were previously considered common sense were suddenly being attacked on all fronts. I have to tell you, I couldn’t wait to vote our President in for four more years! Finally, we had a leader with the guts to stand up to our enemies. The guts to withdraw from organizations and deals that were giving our country away. Bad enough the media are nothing more than a propaganda machine, but they took it to the extreme during the bogus debates. Why were the only questions asked by the clearly left, so called moderators, about the CCP Virus, White Supremacy, and the Presidents taxes. Which by the way he could not make public because he is in audit. Totally avoiding the corruption issues concerning China, Russia and the Ukraine. Totally avoiding ANY foreign policy plans. Avoiding asking Biden how he became a billionaire as a senator, and vice-president. Why wasn’t Biden asked about the 6 charity organizations he created to shelter his 17 million in earnings since 2017 when he left office. BTW, earnings put in those organizations are exempt from paying social security. What a guy! Nor did they ask him anything specific about his knowledge of the criminal events leading up to, and after the 2016 election. I didn’t hear him asked about the 11 million illegal aliens that are going to be entering our country, and how they are going to be eligeble for health benefits, financial entitlement programs, and worst of all, (if that is possible) the right to vote. Oh that’s right, he is going to tax the people making over 400,000.00. Well, he could tax them 50% and it wouldn’t be enough to cover the giveaways he and his left-wing socialist comrades propose. Pinochio Joe was never asked to defend his very real, and very public, racist connections and statements either. Video of President Trump denouncing white supremists was made clear when he replied to those question repeatedly, IN 2016!! Yup, same Dem tactics. Only this time they had another tool at their disposal. The CCP Virus. Although our President saw the CCP virus for what it was, and acted with courage and quickness. It is disgusting that any human beign would use something so sinister and deadly for political gain, yet that is exactly what the Dems did. Now I guess they will claim responsability for Operation Warp Speed too. Even though I clearly recall OWS being called dangerous because it may not be safe to get the vaccine distributed that quickly. After all, we need to form a commitee, and listen to the scientists, ain’t that right Joe? I can’t even look at your lying, stealing, cheating, face. Oh, and how about the vice-presidential debate. Here is a person who couldn’t win 3% of the votes during the Dem primary. What wasn’t she asked to explain the videos of her racist attacks on Biden during the primary debates? Why wasn’t she asked why she calls herself black? Why wasn’t she asked anything about her support, or lack of, any foreign policy or organization The United States has been involved in? For that matter, why wasn’t she asked to name the leader of Switzerland or Ireland, or Japan, or Chile? Or why she feels she is qualified to negotiate treaties or impose sanctions on foriegn countries? Everything about this election, the debates (why were the so called moderators all falling off their chairs to the left) stinks! How about the mail in ballots? Funny how the Do Nothing Dems fought against them when they thought Donald J Trump would benefit from them. Once again the CCP virus was used to open the door for a fraudulent vote count. Speaking of “do nothing Dems”, I think they all should have to forfeit their salaries for the last 4 years because they did not do their job for the American people.Instead they used every minute to sabatoge President Trump, and waste our tax dollars on bogus allegations. When the Biden voters realize they have mortgaged their freedom for empty promises, I hope you will tell your children how you did it. Thank you President Trump for always keeping your word and putting America first. You saved us from socialism, and got unfairly treated in return. Donald J Trump is the greatest ever President of The United States. Keep Fighting for the majority of America!

  • Avatar 2WarAbnVet says:

    Don’t you remember when the evil Hilldog told Biden not to consider conceding the election under any circumstances? Why should Democrats demand Trump do otherwise?

  • Avatar Nelene says:

    There is only one man for the job, and that man is Trump! Trump is the true and honest winner!! Dems have been trying to socialize this Nation for way too long, we need to put/keep them in their place once and for all.

  • Avatar Howard says:

    I think ALL states ballots should be rechecked , There is alot of Republican support here in Wa. State after our Gov. Claiming He won 4 minutes after Polls closed . What Happen to ALL the Ballots collected from ballot boxes around the state ? Ima XV111

  • Avatar Barbara says:

    President Trump is the best President America has ever had in my life trine. No he should not given in to Joe Biden. Joe Biden is unable to run this country.His wife should be ashamed of her self letting the Democrats use him like they are. Everyone knows what his problem is and her being a doctor she knows. President has put America first and what true American don’t want that. I’m praying for President Trump and his family they have been through so much. I pray that God will leave him in office. President Trump is our only hope to be be Great again. And yes this is a great Country. God Bless America and Presiden Trump.

  • Avatar Celia says:

    President Trump should not concede,we the people of America deserve the truth about this election if we let the Democrats have their way there will be no more America. It’s seems like the Democrats have not done one thing since our president was elected it’s time to stand up to them and let them know that the president has done more in 4 years then any other president.

  • Avatar Sarah says:

    “Hammer , and scorecard “ should tell it ALL ‼️

  • Avatar TD says:

    Give it up:
    Trump lost

  • Avatar Dotty says:

    The election was not honest, also cutting the president off the air on ABC, NBC. And C BS Was awful so disrespectful. Would you do it to a Democrat, no you would not, you play dirty….shame on you.

  • Avatar Ghooven says:

    Recount on all states reverifying all of the votes for everything.

  • Avatar patricia Amis says:

    yes, there was fraud and cheating in this election

  • Avatar Peter says:

    The democratic socialist party has had an agenda in trying to destroy our fairly elected president for four years and now with the recent elections. They have conspired with the media to insult, intimidate and yell at him. These reporters should practice how to be pleasant. It appears they are learning this from their leaders.
    “FREEDOM OF THE PRESS ” IS NOT A TICKET TO LIE OR DISTORT AND EUNWIILLINGLY LLO FOR THE TRUTH.
    The Lord God does not like an unbalanced scale which is plague with deceit,stealing votes and lies.
    Since these radical democrats-socialists think it is good…then we should serve them a free ticket,to live in a socialist countries and get a feel how a government oppresses its people.
    When the dust clears, all those who decided to engage in this tyrannical behavior be disqualified from ever serving in a Federal, State, or local government.

  • Avatar Anonymous says:

    Trump is showing his true child character

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