Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads in key states that could make him the next U.S. president. Meanwhile, President Trump does not have plans to immediately concede the election.
According to a senior aide, Trump’s counselors “have been giving him advice in both directions, with some telling Trump that a concession is the correct thing to do, and others pushing him to continue to fight to ensure the vote was correct and legitimate,” Fox News reported.
“He warned about this for months,” the aide said. “The media didn’t take it seriously, and now, here we are with the scenario,” the aide added. However, Trump “may ultimately concede,” but he’s “just not there yet.”
The president’s campaign has already filed lawsuits in several states. He will “almost certainly ask for a recount in Pennsylvania,” Fox News reported, as said by a source. This is apart from what he announced in Wisconsin.
The Election “Is Not Over”
"This election is not over," Matt Morgan, the Trump 2020 campaign general counsel, said in a statement Friday. https://t.co/dHVUBZhbtV
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) November 6, 2020
On Friday, Trump campaign general counsel Matt Morgan said that the election “is not over.”
“The false projection of Joe Biden as the winner is based on results in four states that are far from final,” Morgan said. “Georgia is headed for a recount, where we are confident we will find ballots improperly harvested, and where President Trump will ultimately prevail.”
In a recent report, The New York Post explained what happens if Trump refuses to concede. On Inauguration Day on January 20th, “if Trump has exhausted his legal challenges and physically refuses to leave the White House premises, Biden said in June that he was ‘absolutely convinced’ the military would remove Trump with great dispatch.’”
However, Gen. Mark Milley told NPR last month that he intends to keep the military out of any election disputes, as reported by The New York Post.