The president of the United States, Donald Trump, questioned this Thursday the integrity of the country’s electoral system, calling into question, without proof, the legality of millions of votes, and opened the door to a long litigation on the outcome of the elections.
In his first appearance after the one he made during the election night, and from the White House, the president made a statement to the press full of falsehoods about the legitimacy of the process and did not offer no evidence on the accusations, mostly about corruption against officials in key states like Michigan and Pennsylvania.
“It is a corrupt system and it makes people corrupt, “he said in one of the most controversial statements made by a president of the United States.
Trump did not provide evidence for his allegations that the elections are being rigged in favor of the “corrupt democrat machine”, but he insisted that a “fraud” is being committed.
“They are trying to rig an election and we cannot let that happen. Our goal is to defend the integrity of the election, so we will not allow the corrupt to rob us “, he claimed.
The president questioned again the legality of postal ballots, and insisted that those received after Election Day but postmarked earlier should not be counted, in open defiance of Pennsylvania law.
The president predicted that he will win re-election “easily”, but said that “there will be a lot of litigation” in several key states, and that some of them could end in the Supreme Court of the United States, of preservative majority.
“If they count the legal votes, I have won easily. If they count the illegal ones, they will try to rob us”, he claimed.
Trump also denounced an alleged “historical interference in elections by the big media, big donors and big technology “, but he said that despite that the polls were wrong and there was no” blue wave “(Democrat).
“I have won the highest proportion of non-white voters of any Republican in 60 years,” boasted the president, who highlighted in particular his margin among Latinos.
Immediately after concluding his press conference, large international media, such as The New York Times O The Guardian, They did not hesitate to call Trump’s accusations against the system false.
The Trump campaign has filed lawsuits to challenge scrutiny in Pennsylvania and other key states, Nevada, Michigan and Georgia, although in the latter two territories courts have dismissed their claims. In Wisconsin, the president’s team has called for a recount of the votes.