A concession speech from soon to be ex-President Trump seems pretty distant still but he continues to maintain baseless claims of rampant voter-fraud. Experts largely agree that this will be an ultimately fruitless endeavour for the lame duck president.
A hotline has been set up by the Trump campaign to collect reports of alleged election or voter fraud and it has reportedly been flooded by prank calls from supporters of President-elect Joe Biden, as reported by ABC News and is pretty evident on twitter..
ABC News reported that the hotline, which directs callers to a voicemail box, has been flooded by messages mocking the campaign over Biden’s victory in the presidential election. The Associated Press and broadcast networks on Saturday projected Biden had won the race.
Eric Trump, one of the president’s sons, addressed the calls on Twitter, blaming the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for the pranksters.
“The @DNC is spamming our voter fraud hotline to bog down the thousands of complaints we are receiving! Wonder what they have to hide,” he wrote.
“The hotline is proving to be very effective as there are thousands of Americans who had very concerning experiences while voting. We are gathering information as we prepare to move forward,” added a Trump campaign spokesman in an emailed statement to The Hill.
The president and his allies have baselessly alleged for months that the 2020 election would be subject to massive fraud and corruption as a result of efforts by officials around the country to expand mail-in voting systems in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There is no evidence that widespread voter fraud with mail-in ballots.
A White House commission to investigate Trump’s evidence-free claims of voter fraud was disbanded in early 2018 without taking any major action after it said many states refused to hand over voter data.