Richmond Times-Dispatch

Trump escalates election attacks


WASHINGTON— Escalating his attack on democracy from within the White House, President Donald Trump on Wednesday distribute­d a 46-minute video filled with baseless allegation­s of voter fraud and outright falsehoods in which he declared the nation’s election system “under coordinate­d assault and siege” and argued that it was “statistica­lly impossible” for him to have lost to President-elect Joe Biden.

Trump’s latest salvo — which he delivered direct-to-camera with no audience — came a day after his attorney general, William Barr, said the Justice Department had found no evidence of voting fraud that could have changed the outcome of the election.

Trump claimed in Wednesday’s video, again without evidence, that “corrupt forces” had stuffed ballot boxes with fraudulent votes. He called on the Supreme Court to “do what’s right for our country,” which he suggested entailed terminatin­g hundreds of thousands of votes so that “I very easily win in all states.”

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