President Trump on Wednesday phoned into a public hearing on election issues in Pennsylvania and declared that his loss to Joe Biden was the result of cheating by Democrats.
“This was an election that we won easily. We won it by a lot,” Trump said.
“This election was rigged and we can’t let that happen … This election has to be turned around.”
Pennsylvania has already certified its results and awarded its 20 electors to Biden, who on Monday was formally notified that the Trump administration was ready to start the transition process.
Those moves came after a federal judge threw out the Trump campaign’s most important suit challenging Biden’s victory in the Keystone State — a ruling that the campaign filed paperwork to appeal.
Trump offered the comments at a hearing in Gettysburg that was convened by Republican members of the Pennsylvania state Senate Policy Committee.
Trump said he’d heard “horror stories” about the election that included claims of ballots that were “dumped all over the place.”
“There were rough tactics,” the president said.
Trump alleged that an unidentified “elderly woman” showed up to a polling place to vote on Election Day but was told, “You already voted. Your ballot is in.”
“She said, ‘No, I want to vote,’” he said. “Then they gave her a provisional ballot.”
Trump also alleged that Democrats were “flooding the market,” with some people “getting two and three and four ballots at their home.”
“Dead people were requesting ballots and they were dead for years,” he said.