President Donald Trump was again flagged as part of Twitter’s civil integrity policy for disseminating false information about the 2020 general election after falsely claiming he actually won it despite all evidence to the contrary.
Twitter notes that “official sources called this election differently.”
I won the election!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 16, 2020
The president’s rejection has earned him stiff criticism since Joe Biden won the election and was declared president-elect. So far, he continued to claim he was a victim of election fraud and ordered White House officials not to cooperate in the presidential transition.
Trump’s allegation following news that his election campaign withdrew a key allegation in his lawsuit to halt the confirmation of the Pennsylvania election results. The Associated Press reported that the Trump campaign “The allegation that hundreds of thousands of postal and postal ballot papers – 682,479 to be precise – were illegally processed without their agents being observed.
Still, Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh continues to claim that the ballot papers were incorrectly counted and processed.
“Our Pennsylvania lawsuit is absolutely still a copy of the 682,479 postal ballot and postal ballot papers that were secretly counted,” he tweeted earlier.
This story is completely wrong. Our lawsuit in Pennsylvania is absolutely still a copy of the 682,479 postal ballot and postal ballot papers that were secretly counted.
To write that we have discarded this argument, there is no need to read the amended complaint. https://t.co/39CvzAoIyl
– Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) November 16, 2020
Early in the morning, Trump continued to question the election, claiming the Georgia recount now being held was “false.” He said so Georgia electoral officials are unable to verify the signatures on postal votes, but that claim has already been refuted by The Associated Press.
Alan is a New York based writer, editor, and news junkie.