Trump administration far from conceding to election results

President Donald Trump
Posted at 6:36 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 21:36:50-05

"This election is not over, far from it. We have only begun the process of obtaining an accurate honest vote count," said Kayleigh McEnany, White House press secretary.

The vote count so far projects Democratic nominee Joe Biden to become the next president, but the Trump administration is far from conceding according to White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. She says the campaign is pushing forward on the alleged compromise of election integrity.

"We want maximum transparency, we want every legal vote to be counted, and we want every illegal vote to be discarded," said McEnany.

Several local Kern County Republican politicians echo those statements as the administration's lawsuits pend in several states including Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Arizona.

House minority leader Kevin McCarthy standing behind Trump on Fox News Sunday, "Well what we need in the presidential race is to make sure that every legal vote is counted, every recount is completed and every legal challenge should be heard. Then and only then America can decide who won the race."

Republican Assembly Member Vince Fong following suit, "Let's have every legal vote be counted. Let's let the process play out, lets let all the legal challenges and investigations occur."

Republican Senator Shannon Grove tweeted her support for Trump in recent days saying in part "No one will fight harder for America than Donald Trump, "Every legal vote needs to be counted and every illegal vote, thrown out."

23ABC political contributor Allen Bolar says the Republican backing for the president is, for the most part, going to remain steady, as several Republican constituents are at play.

"I'm not surprised that Republicans are sticking with Donald Trump. He's still the leader of the party and it would be most likely a costly political decision for them to break with him.