President Donald Trump's campaign, not conceding to Democrat Joe Biden, is promising legal challenges seeking to overturn the outcome of the race for the White House.
Trump said in a statement "our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated."
Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani held a news conference Saturday in Philadelphia, claiming the lack of meaningful observation of ballots and claiming historically massive fraud in the city that has helped Biden overcome Trump in the state of Pennsylvania.
"I am not attacking the people of Philadelphia," Giuliani told reporters. "I'm attacking a decrepit democratic machine."
The lack of meaningful observation was a violation of election law, Giulani argued.
"What I'm saying to you is not a single one was inspected as the law requires," Giuliani said. "Even when a court order was obtained to allow the Republican inspectors to get six feet closer, they move the people counting the ballots six further feet away.
"It's really simple: If you have nothing to hide with these mail in ballots, you will allow inspection. This is common knowledge, common practice in the examination of absentee ballots which happens all the time."
In recent weeks, Trump has alleged widespread fraud and misconduct in the election.
Trump was at his Virginia golf course when the presidential race was called for Biden on Saturday, issuing this full statement:
"We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: They don't want the truth to be exposed. The simple fact is this election is far from over.
"Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor.
"In Pennsylvania, for example, our legal observers were not permitted meaningful access to watch the counting process. Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media.
"Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated. The American People are entitled to an honest election: that means counting all legal ballots, and not counting any illegal ballots. This is the only way to ensure the public has full confidence in our election.
"It remains shocking that the Biden campaign refuses to agree with this basic principle and wants ballots counted even if they are fraudulent, manufactured, or cast by ineligible or deceased voters. Only a party engaged in wrongdoing would unlawfully keep observers out of the count room – and then fight in court to block their access.
"So what is Biden hiding? I will not rest until the American people have the honest vote count they deserve and that Democracy demands."
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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