A gaggle of President Trump’s surrogates accused Joe Biden of trying to cheat them out of the state of Pennsylvania on Wednesday — falsely claiming it was the former veep’s “only path to victory” as he appeared very close to winning the White House.
At a hastily called together press conference in Philadelphia, the president’s son Eric Trump and personal attorney Rudy Giuliani announced Trump 2020 was taking legal action to stop what they called “rampant corruption.”
“We’re gonna win Pennsylvania, but they’re trying to cheat us out of it because they know it’s their only path to victory, they know it’s the only path to victory,” Eric Trump said.
The campaign filed a lawsuit in the swing commonwealth of Pennsylvania earlier Wednesday calling for a halt to vote counting until their Republican poll observers were given better access at polling centers.
In a tweet fired-off during the event, Trump said he was declaring himself the winner of Pennsylvania, Georgia and South Carolina and claimed he would have also seized Michigan if not for “a large number of secretly dumped ballots.”
“We have claimed, for Electoral Vote purposes, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (which won’t allow legal observers) the state of Georgia and the State of North Carolina, each of which has a BIG Trump lead,” he tweeted.
Trump is currently ahead in the Midwestern state by 400,000 votes with 86 percent of precincts reporting, but more than 1 million absentee ballots have yet to be processed.
Each campaign claims these ballots will fall in their favor and hand them the battleground state’s 20 electoral votes.
Biden’s path to the White House is becoming increasingly clear, leading the Electoral College 264-214, just six electoral votes shy of the 270 votes he needs to become president.
Eric Trump and Giuliani were joined by Eric’s wife, Lara Trump, 2016 campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, Trump impeachment attorney Pam Bondi, and one of their poll watchers who said he had been blocked from reviewing the opening of mail-in ballots.
“This is among one of the most anti-democratic things I’ve ever seen or encountered and it’s not just here in Philadelphia, it is going on all over the country,” Giuliani claimed.
“They’re not going to steal this election. This election is decided by the people,” Giuliani said.
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