Donald Trump has accused Fox News of "rigging the elections" because its polls, along with those of other networks and newspapers, were "so inaccurate".
The president launched a series of angry tweets Monday evening blaming the media for the election defeat.
He accused several outlets of "influencing the election" because their polls were "so far away" in several states.
In particular, his singling out of Fox, who has long been a close ally of the president, after the network and several other conservative outlets of Rupert Murdoch changed their messages in the days following the election, much to Trump's anger.
Donald Trump has accused Fox News of "rigging the elections" because its polls, along with those of other networks and newspapers, were "so inaccurate"
The president launched a series of angry tweets Monday night in which he threw the blame for his election defeat on television networks
& # 39; @FoxNews, @QuinnipiacPoll, ABC / WaPo, NBC / WSJ were so inaccurate with their polls about me that it really rigged an election. They were so far away in their polls and in their attempt to suppress that they should be called for election interference, "Trump said.
He pointed to states like Wisconsin and Iowa where he said the media projected he would lose to Joe Biden.
& # 39; ABC / WaPo dropped me 17 points the day before the Wisconsin election and I WON! In Iowa we had 4 points less on the polls and I won 8.2%! Fox News and Quinnipiac were wrong about everything, ”he wrote.
"Worst poll ever, and then in four years you're back to do it again." This is much more than the suppression of voter and campaign funding! & # 39;
This is his most recent attack on the media after ranting over all networks calling for his rival to be chosen after the Democrat advanced in several swing states.
“Since when has the Lamestream media been calling who will be our next president? We've all learned a lot in the past two weeks! & # 39; Trump tweeted on Sunday afternoon, about 24 hours after the media scheduled the election for Biden on Saturday.
It's also the latest sign of his increasingly broken relationship with Fox News and Murdoch.
Murdoch and Trump have often rubbed shoulders in the same social circles, and the media mogul's right-wing networks have long sided with Trump.
But when Fox became the first Arizona store to call about Biden on Tuesday night, Trump reportedly phoned Murdoch angrily "to scream over the call and request a withdrawal," a source told Vanity Fair.
The 89-year-old media mogul refused to order his staff to withdraw the call in Arizona.
Some of Murdoch's Conservative branches then changed their messages as Trump's chances of re-election waned last week, urging him to pull back with grace and almost declare Biden the winner before the decisive state of Pennsylvania was called up.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham said Donald Trump should accept "the unfavorable outcome" of the election with "grace and serenity" on her Friday night show.
The front cover of Saturday's New York Post, which posted emails from Hunter Biden's laptop last month and publicly featured Trump on the front page in October, declared Biden's victory almost before it was called.
The Murdoch Empire – Fox in particular – has long been a close ally of the President. Trump and Rupert Murdoch play golf in 2016
Trump was angry with the media for calling his election defeat on Saturday
And the Wall Street Journal editors drafted an opinion piece on Friday warning Trump that if his final act is a bitter refusal to accept legitimate defeat, his "legacy will be greatly diminished."
Trump has refused to admit and has made numerous unsubstantiated allegations of fraud – despite no evidence presented.
The previous Monday, he had fired a series of tweets claiming he would prove fraud in several states that led to the election becoming his rival.
& # 39; Wisconsin looks very good. Requires a little time legally. Will happen soon! & # 39; He wrote before adding that Trump said Georgia would be "a big presidential win since it was election night!"
Pennsylvania prevented us from seeing much of the ballot papers. Unthinkable and illegal in this country, "wrote Trump also.
"Nevada is turning out to be a dead end for fake voices."
The president later tweeted a conspiracy theory shared by Chanel Rion, a right-wing network owned by One America News.
Rion was recently tricked into giving her a tour of the White House press conference room by the actress who played Borat's daughter.
"#Developing The #DominionVotingSystems, which" screwed up "on Joe Biden's benefit (and was deployed in 29 states), partnered with the Clinton Global Initiative and employed former employees of the Clinton Growth Initiative and Clinton Cash Cow TENEO," tweeted Rion. "Full report on @OANN."
Teneo, a management consulting firm, has employed people associated with Clinton, but also people connected with Trump, including its senior campaign advisor Jason Miller.
None of the president's allegations have been backed by convincing evidence, including a late afternoon press conference at the Republican National Committee with White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, in her personal capacity, and RNC chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel.
It did so when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed the Senate Monday afternoon, which is where he also stopped calling Biden the winner.
Trump has claimed he will find evidence of fraud in a number of major swing states that handed the election to President-elect Joe Biden
Trump tweeted Monday afternoon that Georgia would slide back to his column. Currently, Biden has a head start in the traditionally red state
Trump also tried to question the results in Wisconsin, Nevada and Pennsylvania, all states that look like Biden won
& # 39; Obviously, no states have yet confirmed their election results. We have at least one or two states that are already on their way to a recount. And I believe the president could have legal problems in at least five states, ”he said.
& # 39; The core principle is not complicated here. In the United States of America, illegal ballots don't have to be counted, ”he continued. "The process should be transparent or observable for all parties, and the courts are here to address concerns."
He said US institutions were "actually built" for the current scenario.
"And President Trump has 100 percent the right to investigate allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options," said McConnell.
McConnell then attacked Democratic leaders who urged Trump to make a concession.
"Let's talk, not talk about how the president should immediately accept the results of the preliminary elections from the same people who have just refused to accept the last election for four years," said the Kentucky Republican.
"And whoever assumed that this would also be illegitimate if they lost again," said McConnell. "Only when they have lost."
He pointed to comments from Hillary Clinton, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority Chairman Chuck Schumer.
"Suffice it to say that some of the president's legal questions don't exactly mark the end of the republic," McConnell said.
Vice President Mike Pence also aired on Monday that he was ready for Trump's fight to stay in office, despite Biden taking the lead on the electoral college and winning the presidency in a race proclaimed by television.
This was Pence's first public announcement that he supported Trump after being unusually silent in the days following the election.
Despite the lack of any evidence to support Trump's allegations of electoral fraud, Attorney General William Barr authorized the US federal prosecutor's office to pursue "material allegations" of electoral irregularities before the 2020 presidential election is confirmed.
Barr's action comes days after Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump and raises the prospect that Trump will use the Justice Department to try to question the outcome.
It gives prosecutors the option to bypass the Justice Department's longstanding policy of usually prohibiting such overt acts before the election is officially confirmed.
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On Monday, the Trump campaign submitted its grand attempt to overturn all postal ballot papers in Pennsylvania, claiming that the Democratic and Republican counties did not administer them the same way; Cases of fraud; and these election observers could not see that they were being counted.
The case faces an uphill battle. The Supreme Court has already allowed postal ballot papers to be issued in Pennsylvania, and election observers' claim not seeing them counted had previously failed when a Trump attorney agreed last Friday that a "non-zero number" was given by Republicans had observed this count in Philadelphia.
The new lawsuit did not provide any actual evidence of fraud.
Trump's campaign last Wednesday filed a motion to intervene in a pending US Supreme Court case contesting a state Supreme Court ruling that allowed election officials to count postal ballot papers postmarked by Tuesday election day and were delivered by Friday.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito ordered the state's electoral boards Friday night to separate postal ballot papers received after 8 p.m. EST on election day.
Pennsylvania election officials have said these ballots have already been separated.
The previously ruled judges did not have enough time to decide on the merits of the case before election day, but said they could re-examine it later.
Alito, along with fellow conservative judges Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch, said in a written statement that the Pennsylvania Court's decision is likely to violate the U.S. Constitution.
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Secretary Kathy Boockvar said late-arriving ballots made up a tiny fraction of the total vote in the state.
Rudy Giuliani on Saturday revealed a "witness" to his claims – a Republican election observer – but the man, Daryl Brooks, has not been included in any legal documents. He was previously convicted of exposing himself to underage girls.
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Trump's election campaign said Saturday he had filed a lawsuit in Arizona alleging the state's most populous county falsely rejected the votes cast by some voters on election day.
The lawsuit, filed in Maricopa County Supreme Court, said poll workers told some voters to press a button after a machine found it was "overrated."
The campaign said the decision ignored the electoral choices made by voters in those races, and the lawsuit suggested that those votes could prove "determinant" for the outcome of the presidential race.
It is a modification of an earlier lawsuit that was filed and then withdrawn. She claimed Trump voters were given snipers to mark their ballot papers, claiming this made them more prone to failure. The Sharpie Gate claims actually have no basis, says Arizona's foreign minister.
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A voter, a member of the media and two candidate campaigns sued Nevada's secretaries of state and other officials for preventing the use of a signature verification system in populous Clark County and giving the public access to vote counting.
A federal judge denied the request on Friday, saying there was no evidence that the county was doing anything illegal.
No new lawsuits have been filed so far.
Trump campaign officials have also alleged evidence that non-residents voted but did not sue.
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The Trump campaign on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in Chatham County's state court alleging late-arriving ballots were improperly mixed with valid ballot papers and requested a judge to separate late-arriving ballots rather than count them.
The case was dismissed on Thursday. No new lawsuits were filed. The state will retell.
Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue urged the GOP Secretary of State to abandon claims that there were electoral irregularities on Monday. They didn't offer any evidence and he scoffed, "That won't happen."
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Trump's campaign on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in Michigan to halt the state's vote count. The lawsuit alleged that campaign observers were denied "meaningful access" to counting ballot papers and access to surveillance video of ballot boxes.
On Thursday, Michigan Court of Claims judge Cynthia Stephens dismissed the case, saying there was no legal basis or evidence to stop the vote and petition.
No new lawsuit was filed.
US POSTAL SERVICE
The U.S. Postal Service said that in Pennsylvania, during two rounds on Thursday, approximately 1,700 ballot papers were identified in processing plants that were being delivered to election officials, according to a court filed early Friday.
The Postal Service said 1,076 ballots were found in its Philadelphia Processing and Distribution Center. Approximately 300 were found at the Pittsburgh processing center, 266 at a Lehigh Valley facility, and others at other Pennsylvania processing centers.
Washington District Judge Emmet Sullivan is overseeing a lawsuit from Vote Forward, NAACP supporters, and the Latino community.
Sullivan ordered sweeps twice a day on Thursday from postal services that serve states with extended deadlines for receiving ballots.
The judge plans to hold a status conference on Monday.
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