Trump campaign advisor shuts down idea he may concede ‘that word is not in our vocabulary’

Republican aide says ‘fraud’ investigations will continue

Graeme Massie
Los Angeles
Monday 09 November 2020 22:49
Trump camapign advisor shuts down rumors he may concede

One of Donald Trump’s leading campaign advisers has shut down rumours that the president may concede.

Jason Miller predicted that Mr Trump will not concede the election to Joe Biden any time soon as the word is “not even in our vocabulary.”

Mr Trump and leading Republicans have continued to push wild election conspiracy fraud theories despite Mr Biden’s widely accepted victory.

Mr Miller was asked by Maria Bartiromo on Fox News if Mr Trump would be calling the president-elect to congratulate him and concede defeat.

“Maria, that word is not even in our vocabulary right now,” said Mr Miller.

“We’re going to go and pursue all of these legal means, all of the recount methods.

“We’re going to continue exposing and investigating all these incidents of fraud or abuse and make sure, again, the American public can have full confidence in these elections.

“71 million Americans voted for this president and they want to make sure that justice is served.”

Mr Biden defeated Mr Trump to become the 46th US president after passing the electoral college threshold of 270 votes by winning Pennsylvania.

The president-elect and his vice president-elect Kamala Harris gave their victory speeches in Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday night hour after they were announced as winners.

The projection by US news networks, while Mr Trump played golf, sparked wild celebrations in the streets of major cities across the country.

Mr Trump has vowed to press on with a legal fight and continued to push false claims of voter fraud in response to his defeat.

More than 74 million Americans cast votes for Mr Biden, while more than 70 million voted for Mr Trump, with 65 per cent of eligible voters taking part in the election.

Mr Biden’s victory was achieved by rebuilding the “blue wall” of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, while flipping the battleground states of Arizona and Georgia.

His victory in Georgia is narrow enough that it will require a recount.

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