The Democratic Party and mainstream media have declared the 2020 presidential race long over, though President Donald Trump and his allies continue to point out that the results of the election have yet to be certified.
Vice President Mike Pence made the argument on Monday that votes are still being counted in races across the U.S. and the race is not over yet, as reported by Fox News.
“Never stopped fighting for us”
Although a few Republicans have already called to congratulate former Vice President Joe Biden on becoming the presumptive president-elect, most have refrained from giving the unofficial result any undue credibility.
For his part, Pence attempted to rally the troops with his latest remarks on the race.
He reportedly held a meeting this week with staff members in an attempt to keep them apprised of the various legal battles and challenges being pursued by the GOP in the wake of last week’s election.
In a tweet on Monday, Pence referenced the meeting and his message of perseverance, explaining that he told his team “it ain’t over til it’s over… and this AIN’T over!”
The vice president went on to declare that Trump “has never stopped fighting for us,” so the GOP will continue fighting “until every LEGAL vote is counted!”
“He is still in this fight”
According to an unidentified administration official’s statement to Fox News, Pence’s words and positive energy served as an encouragement to staffers, who responded to his arrival with a standing ovation.
Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien expressed a similar sentiment earlier in the day in remarks to staffers at the campaign’s headquarters.
“He is still in this fight,” Stepien said of the president, according to multiple sources present for the meeting. “There is a process.”
Pence was back at it on Tuesday with another rallying cry aimed at fellow Republicans — this time with regard to the uncertain results of two U.S. Senate races in Georgia, which will determine which party holds a majority in the upcoming legislative session.
Great meeting with @SenateGOP today! Told them We’ll Keep Fighting until every LEGAL Vote for President @realDonaldTrump is counted & we’re going to Keep Fighting to send @Perduesenate and @KLoeffler Back to a Republican Majority in the Senate! See you in Georgia next week! 🇺🇸
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) November 10, 2020