President Trump said early Friday morning that the U.S. Supreme court should determine the election outcome due to allegations of election fraud in multiple states.
Trump made similar comments during a White House press briefing Thursday evening.
"If you count the legal votes, I easily win," said the president at the White House. "If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us ... This is a case where they're trying to steal an election, they're trying to rig an election, and we can't let that happen," said Trump later in his address.
The president referenced cities such as Detroit and Philadelphia where there have been widespread allegations election fraud. While most major media outlets claim the allegations are baseless, investigative organizations such as Project Veritas have documented multiple whistleblowers testifying to fraud this week and reports have been circulating widely on social media.
Some of these reports include video and data that reportedly show Republican observers being barred from counting facilities, alleged massive upticks in votes favoring Biden, crates arriving at counting centers in the dead of night, USPS corruption, deceased individuals voting for Biden, and the purposeful delay of counts.
🔦 The Constitution provides that the House and Senate decide the President and Vice President respectively should no candidate meet a majority of electoral votes. In the case of disputed ballot counts, however, no provision is made. This led to the historic Supreme Court decision in 2000 between George Bush and Al Gore that set a precedent for potential involvement in the current electoral disputes.