“Sometimes your side loses elections. That’s democracy,” tweeted Florida Rep. Val Demings (D) after President Donald Trump pressed on with his campaign’s legal remedies in hopes to reverse the 2020 presidential election outcome, citing widespread voter fraud and voting “irregularities.”
Rep. Demings, who sits on the House Judiciary Committee and was one of the strongest supporters for President Trump’s impeachment, calls the Trump campaign’s voter fraud claims “baseless” and have not been backed up with any concrete evidence, just allegations.
The Trump campaign has made many allegations of voter fraud, and even though many of their legal actions have been struck down by the courts, the allegations have not been backed up with much proof. Some inside sources say that the campaign may soon drop a treasure trove of proof backing their voter fraud allegations.
But like most congressional Democrats, Demings believe that her fellow congressional Republicans can influence and sway the president into conceding the race, or “finding their backbones” and “rein” him in.
Sometimes your side loses elections. That’s democracy. To throw around baseless claims of fraud, with no evidence, undermines our republic and threatens our most precious freedoms. It’s time for the GOP to find their backbones and rein in this reckless president.
— Rep. Val Demings (@RepValDemings) November 20, 2020
We are talking about Trump here, so there is a fat chance that he will ever be talked into conceding defeat before all of his legal challenges are concluded.
Trump Nation wouldn’t have it any other way, just ask Rep. Matt Gaetz (R), who is arguably Trump’s biggest supporter in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Rep. Gaetz, along with Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, and Reps. Greg Steube and Brian Mast, has been advocating that all legal votes be counted and that Trump was in his rights to exhaust all of the options available to him in contesting the election results.
“President Trump is not just fighting for his own political fortune here, he’s fighting for the rest of us,” Gaetz told Fox’s, Sean Hannity.
“If we allow dead people to vote, if we allow people who have moved out of their state to vote in that state if we allow illegal ballots to be counted and if we allow ballots to be counted without the transparency and observation that the law requires, Republicans will never win another election ever again,” Gaetz added.
During the 2001 presidential election between then-Gov. George W. Bush and former Vice President Al Gore, the Gore team waited thirty days to concede and exhausted all of their legal remedies in an attempt to change the outcome of that year’s general election results.
Biden is all too familiar with Trump’s right to challenge the election. After all, his newly-appointed transition team chief of staff Ronald Klein headed up Gore’s 2000 legal challenge to that year’s election.