President Donald Trump said he would fight the election results in the Supreme Court and demand a recount in Wisconsin, but Republicans warned that little would come of it.
Trump fasely and prematurely declared victory on Tuesday and vowed to sue.
“This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to our country. We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election,” he falsely claimed.
“This is a very big moment. This is a major fraud on our nation. We want the law to be used in a proper manner,” he said. “So we’ll be going to the U.S. Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop. We don’t want them to find any ballots at four o’clock in the morning and add them to the list. It’s a very sad moment.”
GOP lawyer says nope:
Longtime Republican election lawyer Ben Ginsberg told CNN that Trump can’t simply ask the Supreme Court to order states to stop counting valid votes.
The Bush v. Gore veteran said such a move would “be viewed by any court, including the Supreme Court, as just a massive disenfranchisement that would be frowned upon.”
Asked if he had ever seen anything like Trump’s statement, Ginsberg replied, “no, not even close.”
Trump wants Wisconsin recount:
The Trump campaign also said it would immediately demand a recount in Wisconsin, where Trump trails by over 20,000 votes with all ballots counted, citing unspecified reports of “irregularities” that raise doubts about the results.
But former Republican Gov. Scott Walker warned that would fall short.
After recount in 2011 race for WI Supreme Court, there was a swing of 300 votes,” he said. “After recount in 2016 Presidential race in WI, @realDonaldTrump numbers went up by 131. As I said, 20,000 is a high hurdle.”