19 former US State Attorneys who served under Republican Presidents counter Donald Trump’s legal threats of fraud describing it as “baseless.”
The decision by US President, Donald Trump to challenge election results due to claims of widespread fraud and irregularity appears unpopular to many including people within his own political party.
The latest is a press release by nineteen former United States attorneys all of whom served under Republican presidents
The former State Attorneys on Thursday referred to the President’s legal threats, claims of fraud, and false declarations of victory as “premature, baseless and reckless.”
“We hereby call upon the president to patiently and respectfully allow the lawful vote-counting process to continue, in accordance with applicable federal and state laws, and to avoid any further comments or other actions which can serve only to undermine our democracy,” wrote the attorneys.
The attorneys dismissed Mr. Trump’s false suggestions that it is somehow wrong to count ballots after Election Day —a practice common in every election. “Whether it takes days, or even weeks, for that process to conclude, it must be allowed to take place in a way that is open, fair and lawful, and without any improper political interference,” they said.
This year’s election has seen the highest turnout in recent memory, and voters didn’t just flock to the polls in droves. They also flocked to news websites.
“Election Day and the day after were record-setting days for The Washington Post, with Nov. 4 hitting our highest number of page views in history by over 40 percent,” Kristine Coratti Kelly, a spokeswoman for The Post, said in an email on Thursday. Traffic to BuzzFeed News was up 13 percent, a spokeswoman said.