President Donald Trump made waves over the weekend during a Fox News interview.
With the Electoral College set to vote Joe Biden in as the official president-elect on Monday, Trump said his strategy for the 2020 election hasn’t changed.
He’ll continue to fight.
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“No, it’s not over. We keep going and we’re going to continue to go forward. We have numerous local cases,” Trump told Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade.
When specifically asked about the Electoral College vote on Monday, Trump said he understood that time was working against his legal efforts.
“We’re going to speed it up as much as we can, but you can only go so fast,” Trump said. “They give us very little time. But we caught them, as you know, as fraudulent, dropping ballots, doing so many things, nobody can even believe it.”
Trump said his legal team had evidence that “thousands” of dead voters cast ballots and other election malfeasance.
Trump’s legal team, led by former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, have repeatedly made bombshell claims regarding the evidence they’ve collected — but have failed to win cases on those claims in a courtroom.
Giuliani hasn’t submitted much of his evidence, which has frustrated Trump supporters. Instead, Trump’s lawyers traveled around the country holding public press conferences and hearings, instead of winning cases in the courtroom.
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Meanwhile, electors are meeting across the United States on Monday to formally vote in Joe Biden as the next president. Starting at 10:00 am Eastern and ending at 7:00 pm, the results are expected to be tallied 306-232 for Biden.
The results will be sent to Washington and will be tallied in a Jan. 6 joint session of Congress over which Vice President Mike Pence will preside.
Objections to any state’s electoral vote must be approved by both the Senate and, most notably, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives.
The electors’ votes have drawn more attention than usual this year because Trump has refused to concede the election.
Biden is planning to address the nation Monday night after the electors have voted.
“I worry about the country having an illegitimate president, that’s what I worry about. A president that lost and lost badly,” Trump said.
Following weeks of Republican legal challenges that were dismissed by judges, Trump and Republican allies tried to persuade the Supreme Court last week to set aside 62 electoral votes for Biden in four states.
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The justices rejected the effort on Friday.
“The Supreme Court, all they did is say we don’t have standing,” Trump complained. “So they’re saying essentially the president of the United States and Texas and these other states, great states, they don’t have standing.”
In 32 states and the District of Columbia, laws require electors to vote for the popular-vote winner. The Supreme Court unanimously upheld this arrangement in July.
Electors almost always vote for the state winner anyway because they generally are devoted to their political party. There’s no reason to expect any defections this year. Among prominent electors are Democrat Stacey Abrams of Georgia and Republican Gov. Kristi Noem of South Dakota.
The voting is decidedly low tech, by paper ballot. Electors cast one vote each for president and vice president.
The Associated Press contributed to this article