The Fox News Channel aired a disclaimer chiron across the screen on Sunday as it covered former President Donald Trump’s speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, in which Trump talked about his belief that there was election fraud in 2020.
“And now, it’s also because I got more votes, 75 million, than anybody in the history of the presidency, and far more than Clinton, far more than Obama, and a record 12 million more than 2016,” Trump said during the speech, describing what he thinks of as an effort to “rig” the election against him. “Think of it, in the history usually they go down a little bit second term and they win, but they go down a little bit.”
“The voting system companies have denied the various allegations made by President Trump and his counsel regarding the 2020 election,” a chiron read during the comments by Trump on the channel that first called the election for Biden.
This is a real disclaimer that ran on Fox during Trump’s CPAC Dallas speech: “THE VOTING SYSTEM COMPANIES HAVE DENIED THE VARIOUS ALLEGATIONS MADE BY PRESIDENT TRUMP…” pic.twitter.com/cTvWJgV9DK
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) July 11, 2021
Election audits continue
Election audits continue in several states to verify voting totals that some allege are inaccurate or lacking signature verification on absentee ballots.
So far, no major discrepancies have been found that would have changed any state’s voting results. Only major voting fraud would be able to overcome deficits in several states that tally 44,000 votes needed to even get to an electoral tie.
Once the vote was certified in January, even an audit that showed enough fraud to overcome these deficits could not overturn the election results.
Still, Trump would like to prove that he actually won the election because it would vindicate him before the many people who have mocked him for saying so.
At least two polls in June said that 30% of Republican voters think Trump will be reinstated if election fraud was proven.
Reports circulated around that time that Trump was telling supporters that he would be reinstated in August, but close adviser Corey Lewandowski said that Trump had not spoken to him about being reinstated.
No constitutional mechanism allows a losing presidential candidate to become president after the vote is certified.
Trump is taking solace in the fact that mainstream media ratings continue to fall, saying in a statement Sunday, “I am proud to inform you that the Lamestream Media has hit the lowest approval ratings ever recorded. I think it would be fair to assume that I had something to do with that.”