Trump Rejects Biden's Election Victory Claim, Vows Legal Action
President slams media push behind Democrat nominee to allege a win
President Donald Trump has rejected claims of an election victory from Democrat nominee Joe Biden’s campaign and their allies in the media, saying the presidential race is far from over yet.
The president also vowed to start prosecuting cases to ensure that “the rightful winner is seated.”
On Saturday morning, The Associated Press declared Biden the winner after the former vice president expanded his lead over Trump in the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania.
Victory in PA pushed Biden over the 270 electoral votes necessary to secure the White House.
In a statement released through his campaign, Trump said that "Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner,” with the help of his "media allies.”
Trump insisted that Biden’s win was illegal and that ballots for Biden were "fraudulent, manufactured, or cast by ineligible or deceased voters."
The president also announced that his legal team would "start prosecuting our case in court” on Monday.
“Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media,” Trump stated.
In addition to Trump’s lawsuits, recounts will likely be called in several states.
The Trump campaign has suggested that it will call for one in Wisconsin, where Biden won by just over 20,000 votes, while Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, said on Friday that "there will be a recount in Georgia.”
Biden currently leads Trump by just a few thousand votes in Georgia.
In a press conference in Philadelphia on Saturday, Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, claimed to have interviewed witnesses who saw fraud occurring in the city in recent days.
Rudy Giuliani has vowed to "expose the corruption of the Democratic Party" by lifting the lid on alleged "voter fraud" in Pennsylvania.
The former New York City mayor is on the ground conducting investigations in PA following allegations of discrepancies in the vote count for the state.
Speaking in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Giuliani alleged massive presidential election fraud, citing the “crooks who run the Democratic Party.”
“I don’t know if this is going on any other place … What it says to me is this is a concerted effort of the crooks who run the Democratic Party," he said.
"You know these big-city machines are crooked," Giuliani continued.
"20 years, 30 years, 50 years, 100 years of one-party rule leads to corruption of all kinds.”