Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump’s former chief of staff, says time is slipping away for the reelection team to produce evidence of election fraud to overturn the Nov. 3 vote count, handing a victory to the president.
“Allegations are not enough, and everybody knows this,” Mulvaney, who also served as director of the Office of Management and Budget, told Yahoo Finance Live. Lawyers “have to put up or shut up on the evidence for the lawsuits. You can’t go out on TV and say, ‘They’re stealing the election,’ and not back that up with facts.”
Trump’s team has filed lawsuits in five key states alleging irregularities, as major news organizations have called the election for Democrat Joe Biden. Biden leads the vote count in the majority of states as counting continues in many battleground states in the wake of a record voter turnout and unprecedented early and mail-in voting amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Newsmax has not called the election as lawsuits are still pending.
“There are small instances of voter fraud in elections,” Mulvaney said. “It’s in the single digits sometimes, but it doesn’t move elections typically to 30,000 or 40,000 people. The difficulty is that so many people voted by mail, and it’s hard to grasp how many votes are still out there remaining to be counted.”
Biden leads by 47,525 votes in Pennsylvania and by 146,123 in Michigan with 99% of the vote counted in both states. His lead is slimmer in Georgia and Arizona, but Trump victories in those states would not put him over the 270 electoral votes needed to secure a second term.
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