“President Donald Trump, in a series of Twitter posts, wrote that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is a winner “only in the eyes” of mainstream media outlets, signaling his desire to keep contesting the Nov. 3 election.
“He only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA. I concede NOTHING! We have a long way to go. This was a RIGGED ELECTION!” Trump wrote on the social media outlet on Sunday morning.
“WE WILL WIN!” he said just minutes before. Both posts were labeled as “disputed” by Twitter.
President Trump has several outstanding legal challenges in key battleground states, while there is speculation that he could invoke provisions in the 12th Amendment using a relatively obscure measure that would allow the House to invalidate some Electoral College votes, resulting in neither Biden nor Trump getting the required majority of 270 votes.
Then, a contentious battle in the House of Representatives and Senate would ensure, echoing the presidential election of 1876.
Numerous news outlets have declared Biden the winner,
The Electoral College is the body that votes to determine the winner of a presidential election.The president, on Sunday, again asserted that there was something amiss on Election Night and on Nov. 4 in several key states.
They raised allegations about unsecured ballots arriving at the TCF Center in Detroit without a chain of custody and without any envelopes, saying it included a batch of about 40,000 ballots that came early on Nov. 4, the day after Election Day.
They also said there have been reports of “illegal and official intimidation and interference” with election observers and poll watchers, including harassment of challengers, unequal treatment of challengers, refusal to record the challengers’ claims, and removal of challengers “if they politely voiced a challenge.
”Trump on Sunday continued to rail against Dominion Voting Systems, which was used in several of the states where Biden is leading.
The vote was then “tabulated by a Radical Left privately owned company, Dominion, with a bad reputation & bum equipment that couldn’t even qualify for Texas (which I won by a lot!), the Fake & Silent Media, & more,” he said.
Some experts have questioned the reliability of Dominion Voting Systems’ machines, although the firm has denied several times to media outlets that its software and devices are secure.
“Some of the most popular ballot-marking machines, made by Election Systems & Software and Dominion Voting Systems, register votes in bar codes that the human eye cannot decipher,” said The Associated Press in a report in February of this year.
However, it could pose a problem because “voters could end up with printouts that accurately spell out the names of the candidates they picked, but, because of a hack, the bar codes do not reflect those choices,” AP said, citing experts. “Because the bar codes are what’s tabulated, voters would never know that their ballots benefited another candidate,” the report stated.
“There are a huge number of reasons to reject today’s ballot-marking devices, except for limited use as assistive devices for those unable to mark a paper ballot themselves,” said Doug Jones, a University of Iowa computer scientist, in the AP report.
Meanwhile Dominion has denied claims about vote-tampering or any software issues.
“Dominion Voting Systems categorically denies any claims about any vote switching or alleged software issues with our voting systems,” a Dominion spokesperson said in a statement to The Denver Post. “Our systems continue to reliably and accurately count ballots, and state and local election authorities have publicly confirmed the integrity of the process.