A number of elected Republican officials have distanced from US President Donald Trumps allegations of fraud in the current elections. The president repeated on Thursday night his unfounded accusations of electoral fraud against the Democrats at a press conference from the White House.
“ This is really going to be disturbed,” said Adam Kinzinger, a Republican congressman from Illinois. According to him, legitimate concerns about fraud should be addressed through the legal system. He disapproved the dissemination of “disinformation”. Senator Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania said he doesnt see any evidence of fraud.
“ The Presidents statements tonight, which undermine our democratic process, cannot be defended. America counts the votes and we have to accept the results as we have always done,” said the Republican Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan.
Congressman from Michigan Paul Mitchell denounced Trumps statements. “If anyone has evidence of misconduct, it must be recited and resolved. If this is done in another way, it will damage the integrity of our elections and it will be dangerous for our democracy.”
Trump also received support from some Republicans. The two prominent senators Lindsey Graham (South Carolina) and Ted Cruz (Texas) took up for him. “Ill tell you that the president is angry, Im angry, and the voters should be angry too,” said Cruz at a Fox News talk show.
Cruz claimed without any evidence that Pennsylvanias Democratic Chief Prosecutor had ordered to count votes in the states largest city, Philadelphia, “until Joe Biden wins.” In the crucial swing state (20 electoral men), Trump is in danger of losing his head start, because the mainly Democratic letter votes are still counted. “We have to go in there now,” said Cruz about the polling stations.
Graham also expressed his dissatisfaction at Fox News with the counts in Philadelphia. “Why do they shut people out? Because they dont want people to see what theyre doing.” In doing so, he referred to an interim action brought by Trumps campaign team to allow observers from the campaign and the Republican party. By the way, there were observers from the Trump campaign who supervised the count of the letter votes in Philadelphia.