If we thought that last week was going to be an ugly one, well we’ve got another thing coming.
Even late on Wednesday, the election itself is not yet over. The prevailing mood at this moment is that Donald Trump has only a narrow path to victory, with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto going so far as to say that the “math is prohibitive” to the President in the late afternoon.
But that hasn’t stopped Donald Trump from claiming victory via tweet and via speech, both of which were suppressed by Twitter for breaking their new rules about electoral declarations by the candidates themselves. And it hasn’t prevented the President from sending his son and lawyer out into the field to contest the results themselves in certain locales.
At a hastily called together press conference in Philadelphia, the president’s son Eric Trump and personal attorney Rudy Giuliani announced Trump 2020 was taking legal action to stop what they called “rampant corruption.”
“We’re gonna win Pennsylvania, but they’re trying to cheat us out of it because they know it’s their only path to victory, they know it’s the only path to victory,” Eric Trump said.
The campaign filed a lawsuit in the swing commonwealth of Pennsylvania earlier Wednesdaycalling for a halt to vote counting until their Republican poll observers were given better access at polling centers.
This was very much the prevailing mood in conservative circles on social media as well, with #stopthesteal trending on Wednesday.
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