Election Day came and went this year without a formal winner of the presidential race being declared.
In a speech early the following morning, President Donald Trump weighed in by voicing his suspicion that fraud was a factor — and made it clear that he is prepared to do something about it in the courts if necessary, as reported by Breitbart.
“Used in a proper manner”
His remarks came early Wednesday as he addressed a group of supporters from the White House’s East Room.
“A very sad group of people is trying to disenfranchise that group of people and we won’t stand for it,” he claimed.
He went on to reference the nation’s highest court and its potential role in hashing out such allegations.
“This is a major fraud on our nation,” he continued. “We want the law to be used in a proper manner. So we will be going to the U.S. Supreme Court.”
The president went on to stress his opposition to ballots allegedly cast after polls had closed on Tuesday.
“As guaranteed by Michigan law”
“We don’t want them to find any ballots at 4 a.m. in the morning and add them to the list, OK?” Trump added. “We will win this, and as far as I’m concerned we already have won it.”
Michigan is one swing state in which the Trump campaign is taking action, according to WZZM. A lawsuit in that state claims that observers were not permitted to oversee the opening of absentee ballots.
A campaign statement on Wednesday insisted that as “votes in Michigan continue to be counted, the presidential race in the state remains extremely tight as we always knew it would be.”
Furthermore, the statement asserted that the campaign “has not been provided with meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process, as guaranteed by Michigan law.”
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, a Democrat, pushed back against the Trump campaign’s claims, stating: “Michigan’s elections have been conducted transparently, with access provided for both political parties and the public, and using a robust system of checks and balances to ensure that all ballots are counted fairly and accurately.”