President Trump went to the White House press room Thursday evening (Nov. 5) to claim the ballot-counting was a fraud and said he would be challenging results, perhaps all the way up to the Supreme Court.
By Friday morning, the campaign Web site was trying to raise a defense fund war chest for those legal challenges.
The President said: "If you count the legal votes, I easily win. If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us."
Trump blamed interference from "big money, big media and big Tech" for what he has said was a fraudulent election filled with irregularities regarding the mail-in ballots he has long said were a problem and are now being counted with the majority going to Joe Biden.
Trump said there had been a lot of "shenanigans" and that the courts would likely have to resolve the election.
He said the election officials overseeing ballot counting in Pennsylvania and other key states were all part of "a corrupt Democrat machine..."
But he also celebrated the fact that no incumbent Republican House member lost their seat and Republicans looked like they might be holding on to the Senate, apparently having no issues with the election down ballot.
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.