On November 3rd, after Joe Biden’s win in the 2020 US Elections, Donald Trump has been fighting hard to stay in office. During a rally in Georgia, he called it 'rugged election' and urged the Georgia voters to turn out and vote on Tuesday for the crucial Senate runoff elections that will decide which party controls the Senate.
During the rally, he said that he would "fight like hell" to hold on to the presidency whilst mostly seen complaining about his loss in the elections last year. Electoral voters won by President-elect Biden are "not gonna take this White House!" he shouted as the supporters cheered in the rally.
He continued to deny the results of 2020 US Elections which he lost to Joe Biden. His attempt to overturn the election results has the Democratic Party in splits. Some GOP lawmakers backing him are rushing ahead, despite an outpouring of condemnation from current and former party officials warning the effort is undermining Americans' faith in democracy. All 10 living wrote in an op-ed that "the time for questioning the results has passed." Therefore, more current and former GOP officials rebuked the effort to upend the election.
Trump’s Attempt To Overturn The 2020 US Election Results
Trump repeated numerous times his claims of election fraud, which have been rejected by election officials and courts including the US Supreme Court.
Trump has been vocal about having Vice President Mike Pence’s support in challenging the election, saying that Joe Biden would not take the White House and that hopefully Mike Pence will "come through."
He is trying all the ways that he can to stay in the white house, much explained by his call with Georgia Elections Chief, Mr Brad Raffensperger, warning him of criminal prosecution unless he “find[s]” him enough votes to overturn Georgia’s democratic election. His request to Mr Raffensperger, is to literally, manually change the outcome of the election. Throughout the call Mr Raffensperger and his officials told the outgoing president that Joe Biden’s 11,779-vote victory in Georgia was fair and accurate.
But despite his toothless efforts, he has a team of people who are trying to keep him in the white house and supporting him.
The congressional effort to do so is being led by Senators Josh Hawley of Missouri and Ted Cruz of Texas, along with rank-and-file House members. Both Hawley and Cruz are potential 2024 presidential contenders, vying for Trump's base of supporters. They’ve posted rhetoric comments on Twitter condemning “mega corporations, including Facebook and Twitter” for supposedly tipping the election to Biden.
His supporters also include Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene who’s actively supporting him on twitter.
"Just got off the phone with @realDonaldTrump," tweeted newly elected Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, who is aligned with a conspiracy group backing Trump. She also said, “Don’t let Republicans be the Surrender Caucus!”
Whereas some people have been clear on their stance that no election fraud has occurred what so ever.
Former three-term Senator John Danforth of Missouri said in a stinging statement: "Lending credence to Trumps false claim that the election was stolen is a highly destructive attack."
"It is the opposite of conservative; it is radical," He added.
His former attorney general, William Barr, has also said that there was no evidence of fraud that could change the election outcome.
The US Chamber of Commerce, the giant lobbying organisation and virtual embodiment of the business establishment, said the electoral vote challenge "undermines our democracy and the rule of law and will only result in further division across our nation".
With Biden set to be inaugurated on January 20, Trump is intensifying efforts to prevent the traditional transfer of power.