Trump's former chief of staff has made some big claims about the president this week amid the highly tense election.
We are now entering into the third day after the 2020 election.With a record number of voters, it has certainly been one of the most divisive elections, and with a result still looming, tensions are continuing to rise across the country.
The race for the White House is narrowing...
via: Getty ImagesAnd as it stands on the road to 270, Biden holds the lead in the electoral college with 253 electoral votes, while Trump has 213.
Results in battleground states are yet to be announced as counting continues.Including Nevada, Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina, and Arizona.
As of Friday morning, some outlets have projected Biden to win the presidential election.And now, Trump's former chief of staff has come out with some bold claims. But first, let's recap the most recent key events over the last day to get you up to speed...
Pro-Trump protesters took to Detroit's vote-counting center.In light of Trump’s comments earlier in the week, crowds of protestors took to the counting center chanting “stop the vote." Security guards had refused entry to any more poll watchers attempting to access the counting room, causing Republican supporters to claim that being denied access meant the people inside were disproportionately Democratic, but others in the group noticed Democrats had been kept out as well.
Aviation authorities designated "national defense airspace" over Biden's current location.With the possibility of a Biden victory, his house in Wilmington, Delaware, was marked as a restricted area for flights, along with 1 other location in the city. The area has been designated as “national defense airspace" in a measure that will be in place at until at least today.
Trump took to Twitter Thursday demanding that we "stop the count."In a series of tweets, the president claimed that any votes that arrived after the election day will not be counted.
But yet again Twitter flagged it as misinformation.And of course, the inflammatory demand shocked the American public.
Amid allegations of fraud, the Chatham County Board of Elections in Georgia dismissed the Trump Campaign's lawsuit.“[T]he Court finds that there is no evidence that the ballots referenced in the petition were received after 7:00 pm on election day, thereby making those ballots invalid," the judge said.
Michigan then followed suit...Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens said that she will deny the Trump campaign’s legal request and will release a written statement about her decision today. The lawsuit filed on Wednesday evening claimed that poll watchers were “barred" from watching the absentee count. The judge also noted that the lawsuit was filed just a few hours before the final ballots were being counted.
Joe Biden remained confident in a victory.The Democratic candidate gave a brief statement on Thursday in Wilmington, Delaware, reiterating his confidence in being elected the next president of the United States, stating there's "no doubt" he'll win when the count is over.
Biden also announced that he plans to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement on the first day of his presidency if he wins.
The move would come 3 years after President Trump announced he would leave the international climate change forum.
Today, the Trump Administration officially left the Paris Climate Agreement. And in exactly 77 days, a Biden Admini… https://t.co/7dT22UeN7h— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden)1604539080.0
Trump then broke his thirty-six-hour silence to deliver an eyebrow-raising speech on Thursday afternoon.Saying almost immediately: “If you count the legal votes, I win," before branding mail-in-ballots as "one-sided." The president also continued to add to his controversial claims of electoral fraud.
New stations cut away from Trump's speech, with some refusing to air it.
MSNBC was the first to cut away, soon followed by NBC, ABC, and CBS.
WOW. NBC, ABC, CBS all dipped out. https://t.co/rNxzQenzbn— Danny Freeman (@Danny Freeman)1604620480.0
Trump then took to Twitter to echo the points made in his speech.Accusing the Democrats of trying to gain control of the US Senate, while insisting that he will hold onto his presidency.
He also vowed to take legal action against every state that Biden wins in."Plenty of proof - just check out the Media. WE WILL WIN! America First!"
Biden responded to Trump's accusations that the Democrats are cheating.
"America has come too far, fought too many battles, and endured too much to let that happen."
No one is going to take our democracy away from us. Not now, not ever. America has come too far, fought too many b… https://t.co/msRdmQ6QSv— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden)1604623200.0
Police began investigating an alleged plot to attack Pennsylvania Convention Center, where votes are being counted.
“Police got a tip about a group, possibly a family, driving up from Virginia in a Hummer to unleash an attack at the Convention Center," according to WPVI. Philadelphia Police told the outlet: "they recovered a weapon and believed they recovered the Hummer they received a tip about." At least 1 person has been taken into custody, as per both WPVI and KYW.
Philadelphia police said they are investigating an alleged plot to attack the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where… https://t.co/eukgEx5SL3— Reuters (@Reuters)1604661000.0
Reports emerged that the Secret Service would be upping security in anticipation of a Biden victory.The Washington Post reports that Biden is set to receive an increased Secret Service security detail in anticipation of a possible win and subsequent acceptance speech in Delaware.
Today, Joe Biden managed to overtake Trump in Georgia.The Democratic candidate overtook the president by 917 votes in the key, historically-red battleground state.
Pennsylvania expected to wrap up voting "at some point today, if not even this morning."In Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania's largest county, about 50,000 votes mail-in votes are still to be counted, according to Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt, as per CNN.
In another update to come from the state, it looks like Biden has taken the lead.
This is big news, as Trump can't be re-elected if he doesn't secure Pennsylvania's twenty electoral votes.
BREAKING: Joe Biden has taken the lead in PA by 5,587 votes.— Abby D. Phillip (@Abby D. Phillip)1604670632.0
It didn't take long for Trump to weigh into the numbers."Philadelphia has got a rotten history on election integrity," he tweeted.
And now, his former chief of staff had come out with some bold claims.Mick Mulvaney, who previously served as Trump's White House chief of staff, told the Institute for International and European Affairs on Thursday that Trump will lead the race to be the Republican candidate in 2024. "Now, I think folks are starting to realize that if Donald Trump loses, he might be the guy, and I'm telling you absolutely," Mulvaney said.
He continued."I would absolutely expect the president to stay involved in politics and would absolutely put him on a shortlist of people who are likely to run in 2024. He doesn't like losing."
He said that Trump was "high-energy" despite his age, and may even run in 2028."Don't lose sight of the fact that he will technically be younger than Joe Biden is now, four years from now. Stories about his energy level, the fact he doesn't sleep, and his vivaciousness are true. "That's not the stuff of spin."
"He's a very high-energy 74-year-old and I absolutely expect him to be further engaged in 2024 or 2028 if he were to lose this next election... There's actually a non-zero chance that Donald Trump runs again in 2028 and Joe Biden does not." The count continues. Make sure to stay posted for updates.
President Trump's former Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney predicts Trump might run in 2024: "He doesn't like losing." https://t.co/hGlAUCaYJr— The Recount (@The Recount)1604604764.0