President Donald Trump confirmed Sunday that despite a key loss in the Supreme Court, his legal fight to prove that the 2020 election was rigged against him is “not over.”
According to The Daily Wire, Trump’s remarks came on Sunday’s episode of Fox News’ Fox & Friends, just a day before the Electoral College’s vote on the winner of the 2020 White House race.
During his Sunday interview, President Trump discussed the Supreme Court’s Friday decision to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) seeking to overturn the results of the election in four key swing states. The justices ruled that Texas lacked standing to argue that the quartet of states had changed its election rules too close to Nov. 3.
Some had suggested that such a loss would be the nail in the coffin for Trump and his team’s legal fight. But the president made clear Sunday that he’s not backing down.
“No, it’s not over,” Trump told Fox, according to The Daily Wire. “We keep going and we’re going to continue to go forward.”
The president noted that there are still “numerous local cases” ongoing, including one in Wisconsin.
“This wasn’t like a close election,” the president said, as The Daily Wire reported. “You look at Georgia. We won Georgia big. We won Pennsylvania big. We won Wisconsin big. We won it big.”
The president’s comments echo similar remarks he made in a series of tweets right after the Supreme Court rejected the case out of Texas.
“So, you’re the President of the United States, and you just went through an election where you got more votes than any sitting President in history, by far — and purportedly lost,” Trump wrote. “You can’t get ‘standing’ before the Supreme Court, so you ‘intervene’ with wonderful states…that, after careful study and consideration, think you got ‘screwed,’ something which will hurt them also.”
He went on: “Many others likewise join the suit but, within a flash, it is thrown out and gone, without even looking at the many reasons it was brought. A Rigged Election, fight on!
Rudy Giuliani, one of President Trump’s lawyers, has similarly stated that the legal challenges will continue. Speaking of the Texas lawsuit, he told Newsmax on Friday:
The case wasn’t rejected on the merits, the case was rejected on standing. The answer to that is to bring the case now in the district court by the president, by some of the electors, alleging the same facts where there would be standing and therefore get a hearing.
While it may not be totally clear what’s in store for Team Trump as they seek other avenues to prove their claims of widespread election fraud, it’s clear that with just over a month left until Inauguration Day, they’re not throwing in the towel just yet.