Donald Trump has no intention of conceding, campaign insists

Donald Trump has no intention of conceding, campaign insists
Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House on 24 June. Source: Getty Images
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Daily US Times: Trump campaign has insisted on Monday that the president has no intention of admitting defeat in the US presidential election or offering Joe Biden his concession.

In an interview with Fox Business, Jason Miller, a senior campaign adviser, said: “That word is not even in our vocabulary right now.”

Trump has launched an array of lawsuits to press claims of electoral corruption and fraud for which he has produced no evidence. State officials say they are not aware of any significant irregularities.

Joe Biden cleared the threshold of 270 electoral college votes needed to grab the presidency on Saturday. He beat the Republican President Trump by more than 4.3m votes nationwide, as Trump became the first president in 28 years to lose his bid for re-election.

On Saturday, Biden delivered a victory speech in his home state Wilmington, Delaware, then unveiled a coronavirus taskforce on Monday.

Traditionally, the losing candidate calls and congratulations the winning candidate, then delivers a concession speech that seeks to unite the country. But far from cooperating in a transition, the president continues to falsely argue that he is the rightful winner and vow that his team will fight to the end in the courts, mounting long-shot challenges in several states.

In his Fox Business interview, Miller said they are going to go and pursue all these legal means, all the recount methods.

Miller said he expected recounts in Arizona and Georgia, legal action in Wisconsin and Michigan and sufficient evidence to challenge the outcome in Pennsylvania.

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