Trump Says Biden Won US Election But Repeats Claim Vote Was ‘Rigged’

Trump Says Biden Won US Election But Repeats Claim Vote Was ‘Rigged’

U.S. President Donald Trump for the first time Sunday acknowledged that Democrat Joe Biden “won” the presidential election against him nearly two weeks ago but continued to make baseless claims that he lost because the vote was rigged against him.

The Republican president has declined to formally concede the election to the former vice president even as all major U.S. news media organizations have said for a week that Biden amassed more than the necessary 270-majority in the 538-member Electoral College to win the presidency and be inaugurated on January 20.

In one of a string of Twitter comments, Trump said of Biden, “He won because the Election was Rigged.”

Trump went on to make unfounded accusations about the election, saying, “NO VOTE WATCHERS OR OBSERVERS allowed, vote tabulated by a Radical Left privately owned company, Dominion, with a bad reputation & bum equipment that couldn’t even qualify for Texas (which I won by a lot!), the Fake & Silent Media, & more!”

Twitter flagged Trump’s claims, saying, “This claim about election fraud is disputed.”

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