First Lady Melania Trump is breaking her silence on the Nov. 3 election with Twitter and Instagram posts backing her husband.
“The American people deserve fair elections,” Trump posted on both platforms. “Every legal – not illegal – vote should be counted. We must protect our democracy with complete transparency.”
Trump Disputes Biden Win
Meanwhile, President Trump has tweeted that he won the election. He claims “bad things happened which our observers were not allowed to see.” The Trump campaign has mounted legal challenges in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nevada, and Georgia.
The Associated Press declared Joe Biden the winner of the election on Saturday. The Biden team is still waiting for the General Services Administration (GSA) to “ascertain” the winner. The GSA then sends a letter identifying him and frees up transition resources, such as office space, funding, and official email addresses.
The Electoral College meets on December 14 to cast electoral ballots. News outlets have projected Biden will win 290 electoral votes to Trump’s 214.
A Republican Party Split
Over the course of Sunday, a stark divide emerged within the Republican Party. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared on “Fox & Friends” Sunday morning to repeat the president’s claims of a stolen election.
“The fact is we believe, in Philadelphia, in Detroit, in Milwaukee, in Arizona, I suspect they’re going to try to steal North Carolina next and Fulton county, Georgia,” Gingrich said. The president later tweeted Gingrich’s statement that “these people are thieves.”
Meanwhile, Former President George W. Bush said in a statement Sunday that he has congratulated Joe Biden on his win. Bush said he believes “this election was fundamentally fair, its integrity will be upheld, and its outcome is clear.”
“We must come together for the sake of our families and neighbors, and for our nation and its future,” Bush said. “There is no problem that will not yield to the gathered will of a free people.”
However, the Associated Press reports that some Trump supporters have gathered at state capitols across the country. They are protesting the results of the election. Moreover, many appear to have taken Trump’s claims of a stolen election to heart.