Mitch McConnell: Trump ‘Within His Rights’ to Request Recount
'The core principle here is not complicated'
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insisted President Donald Trump is “100 percent within his legal rights” to probe the allegations of voter fraud and request a recount.
“No states have yet certified their election results,” McConnell said.
“The core principle here is not complicated."
"In the United States of America, all legal ballots must be counted, any illegal ballots must not be counted.”
“The process should be transparent or observable by all sides, and the courts are here to work through concerns. Our institutions are actually built for this,” he continued.
“President Trump is 100 percent within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options," he added.
"If any major irregularity has occurred this time … every single American should want them to be brought to light," McConnell continued.
"And if Democrats feel confident they have not occurred, they should have no reason to fear any extra scrutiny.”
“Let’s not have any lectures, no lectures about how the president should immediately, cheerfully accept preliminary election results from the same characters who just spent four years refusing to accept the validity of the last election,” he concluded.
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As Neon Nettle reported earlier this week, the Trump campaign was preparing new legal actions that as the President fights to seek a second term in the White House.
The news comes as many news organizations declared victory for Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden despite some states not calling the winner.
Meanwhile, Attorney General Bill Barr ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch investigations into counting irregularities in several states.
Barr issued a memo addressed and signed from Barr to America's top law enforcement officials.
“Now that the voting has concluded, it is imperative that the American people can trust that our elections were conducted in such a way that the outcomes accurately reflect the will of the voters,” the memo read.
“Given this, and given that voting in our current elections has now concluded, I authorize you to pursue substantial allegations of voting and vote tabulation irregularities prior to the certification of elections in your jurisdictions in certain cases, as I have already done in specific instances."