President Donald Trump told his supporters on Sunday that “we’re getting closer and closer,” in reference to his ongoing challenges to election results in several key battleground states.
“We’re getting closer and closer. And I hope you let everybody know we’re actually very close,” Trump said on WABC radio.
“The fake news will not tell you that. They don’t want to talk about it. They’re trying to suppress it. We don’t have freedom of the press at all. It’s suppressed news. It’s a terrible thing that’s happened in our country. It’s been going on for, it started a long time ago, but it’s gotten to a point, it’s a terrible thing. It’s not freedom of the press, and we got to bring that back, because the press is so suppressed. It’s so dishonest. I don’t even call it fake news anymore. I call it corrupt news,” he added.
Joe Biden has declared victory in the Nov. 3 election “Altogether, Vice President-elect [Kamala] Harris and I earned 306 electoral votes—well exceeding the 270 electoral votes needed to secure victory,” he said on Dec. 14, after electors met in their respective states to cast votes.
But the Trump campaign and other Republican politicians are challenging the results in states including Pennsylvania and Georgia, pointing to irregularities and possible fraud.
Trump sounded upbeat while calling into a radio show hosted in part by his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, wishing the hosts a merry Christmas and saying his team and other people “have uncovered voter fraud, the greatest voter fraud in history.”
“It’s the most corrupt election this country has ever had by far,” he said.
Rudy Giuliani challenged states over the weekend to let him and others examine voting machines. If they did so, he said, they would be able to prove fraud.
“The machines, number one, and every machine we’ve looked at, you know what the results there have been,” Trump said.
“The machines and also the signature verifications. Let us see the signatures in Fulton County in Georgia, and a couple of other places, let us see the signatures, you’ll find that hundreds of thousands of signatures either don’t exist or were fraudulently written.”