As Americans wake up on Saturday, their President Donald Trump has continued to push his unsubstantiated claims that there is some sort of fraud going on in Pennsylvania’s vote count.
He tweeted, “Tens of thousands of votes were illegally received after 8 P.M. on Tuesday, Election Day, totally and easily changing the results in Pennsylvania and certain other razor thin states. As a separate matter, hundreds of thousands of Votes were illegally not allowed to be OBSERVED...”
Courts have ruled that Pennsylvania can count ballots that arrive after election day as long as they are postmarked on or prior to the day itself, reports BBC.
The president’s team did win a legal case to allow closer inspection of Pennsylvania counts. He hasn’t provided any evidence for his tweeted claim that “BAD THINGS” are happening during the vote tally.
The morning barrage is just the latest “fraud” claim by the president. As the BBC’s Reality Check team has reported, actual instances of voter fraud in the US are few and far between.
About half an hour after he posted the messages, Twitter put a warning label on them: “Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process.”