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Trump says election ‘should have been overturned’

Former President Trump said the 2020 election “should have been overturned,” citing his repeated claims of voter fraud despite a lack of evidence.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Former President Donald Trump© Getty Images Former President Donald Trump

“Our Supreme Court and our courts didn’t have the courage to overturn elections that should have been overturned,” he told Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo on Tuesday evening in a rare media appearance since leaving office in January. “You’re talking about decisive amounts, hundreds of thousands and even millions of votes.”

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After losing the race to now-President Biden, Trump and his allies launched a flurry of lawsuits looking to overturn the results of several swing states. Virtually all of them were tossed out for lack of evidence or standing.

Trump’s remarks Tuesday indicate he has no intention of letting go of his unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud even though some Republicans cite his criticisms against the November election as partly to blame for turnout in two Georgia Senate runoffs that Democrats won, handing the party control of the upper chamber.

Many Republicans dropped their questions over the legitimacy of the presidential election after the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill.

The insurrection marked a failed attempt to halt Congress’s certification of the Electoral College results, though the mob did succeed in forcing lawmakers to flee for safety, with some rioters seeking to harm top Republicans and Democrats, including former Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

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