The Trump Campaign: “Concede” Is “Not Even in Our Vocabulary Right Now”
Donald Trump’s adviser Jason Miller told the Fox Business Network that the campaign is not even considering conceding at the moment.
MARIA BARTIROMO: Just to be clear, are you expecting the president to concede anytime soon? Is he going to call Joe Biden anytime soon? As these lawsuits drop, Rudy Giuliani told me yesterday he is looking at up to 10 states that could affect 800,000 ballots.
JASON MILLER: That word is not even in our vocabulary right now. We’re going to pursue all of these legal means, all of the recount methods. We’re going to continue exposing and investigating all these instances of fraud or abuse, and make sure that the American public can have full confidence in these elections. It’s not just our campaign saying we need to go through these, in certain states like Arizona, Georgia, and others, these are mandatory recounts that are coming up. We have to go through the process and a lot of Americans — 71 million Americans — voted for this president, so they want to make sure that justice is served.
Some people might not agree with going that way, but Mitch McConnell was right when he said,
Here’s how this must work in our great country: Every legal vote should be counted. Any illegally-submitted ballots must not. All sides must get to observe the process. And the courts are here to apply the laws & resolve disputes.
That's how Americans' votes decide the result.
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) November 6, 2020
If Al Gore was given time to litigate Florida during the 2000 election, the Trump team should be given time to litigate in the states that they have questions about. At the moment, there is ongoing litigation related to the election pending in Pennsylvania and Arizona. Rudy Giuliani has indicated that we should expect more lawsuits to be filed in the coming days.
“Right now we have one [lawsuit]. We have two that are being drafted, and the potential is 10. We haven’t investigated all the rest of those states. … You want an estimate? By the end of the week, we’ll have four or five.”
Ultimately, this is a healthy thing no matter how it turns out because it gets allegations of voter fraud in front of judges who can actually make a decision on the validity of those concerns. It may also highlight problem areas to address for the future, and yes, although it’s unlikely that the courts would overturn the outcome of the election if there’s one thing all of us should have learned by now, it’s that you never count Donald Trump out until the fat lady sings.