On the social network, the US president wrote “I won” for the first time. But he again reported fraud.
Eight days after the results of the US presidential election were announced, Donald Trump admitted his defeat to Joe Biden, but only in a tweet.
“He won because the election was rigged”the president tweeted on Sunday morning, referring to former vice president of Barack Obama.
Thus, Trump again evoked his hypothesis of a massive fraud, which was not supported by any specific element.
“He won because the election was rigged. No voting observers or observers allowed, vote tabulated by a radical left private company Dominion with a bad reputation and a shoddy team that couldn’t even qualify for Texas (which I won by a lot!), The fake media and silent, “Trump wrote on his Twitter account.
But the first two words of his tweet (“He won”, “He won”) attracted attention because it is the first time he has uttered them after the results announcement.
Then, in another message, he reinforced his idea: “He only won in the eyes of the fake media. I concede nothing! We have a long way to go. This was a rigged election!”
On Friday, Trump referred for the first time – albeit half – to the victory of his Democratic adversary by hinting, before retracting, that he would no longer be at the forefront of the management of the coronavirus crisis after January 20 , day of the presidential inauguration.
The results of all the states have already been announced by the big television networks of the country. Biden got 306 electoral votes, against 232 for the outgoing president: just the same figures, but in reverse, as in the victory of the Republican magnate – then described by him as a “tidal wave” – against Hillary Clinton in 2016.
And several local and national electoral authorities, including the cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency (CISA), which depends on the Ministry of Internal Security, have frontally questioned the accusations of irregularities made by the president.
“The November 3 election was the safest in American history”they stated in a joint statement.
“There is no evidence of a voting system that has been erased, lost or changed ballots, or that it has been hacked in any way,” they added.
In one of his tweets, the outgoing president echoed a theory promoted on the internet by the QAnon movement, which is spreading baseless allegations that there was an electoral fraud linked to the company Dominion Voting Systems, manufacturer of the machines for counting the votes.
On Thursday, Trump posted another tweet mentioning the conspiracy theory that the company removed millions of votes in his favor, citing a link from the far-right site One America News Network.
The non-governmental organization Advance Democracy, which follows cases of disinformation, found since last November 5 that one in seven messages on Twitter with the hashtag #Dominion originated from accounts that identify themselves with QAnon.
QAnon is an internet phenomenon that promotes theories without any basisSuch as that the world is run by an organization of satanic pedophiles who, among other things, conspire to overthrow Trump or that the wildfires that devastate the American West were caused by activists from Black Lives Matter (Black lives matter).
These conspiracy theories and allegations of voter fraud, which Trump himself is promoting, appear to be taking a toll on his own supporters.