Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham urged President Donald Trump not to concede the election despite every news outlet projecting President-elect Joe Biden as the winner.
"If Republicans don't challenge and change the U.S. election system, there will never be another Republican president elected again," Graham told Fox News on Sunday. "President Trump should not concede. We're down to less — 10,000 votes in Georgia. He's going to win North Carolina. We have gone from 93,000 votes to less than 20,000 votes in Arizona, where more — more votes to be counted."
Georgia is expected to have a recount though those typically only swing a couple hundred votes at best. Trump is expected to win North Carolina but seems to have no chance of catching up in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, or Nevada and little chance to make up ground in Arizona.
The president would have to overturn the results in at least three states to win the election.
Graham pushes bogus conspiracy theory:
Graham pushed an unfounded conspiracy theory that dead people voted in the election despite election officials rejecting the claim.
"What happened? The Trump team has canvassed all early voters and absentee mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania, and they have found over 100 people they think were dead but 15 people that we verified that have been dead who voted," Graham claimed. "Here is the one that gets me: Six people registered after they died and voted. In Pennsylvania, I guess you're never out of it."
The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office rejected the claim.
“The court found no deficiency in how Pennsylvania maintains its voter rolls,” the AG’s office said in a statement. “There is currently no proof provided that any deceased person has voted in the 2020 election.”
Graham vows to probe “irregularities”:
Graham said in a statement that his committee would investigate any “credible” allegations of “irregularities.”
“It is imperative that all credible allegations of voting irregularities and misconduct be investigated to ensure the integrity of the 2020 elections,” he said. “I will not allow credible allegations of voting irregularities or misconduct to be swept under the rug.”
There have not been any credible reports of widespread irregularities or misconduct.