According to a report from Reuters, while the news media has declared Joe Biden the projected winner of the presidential race, President Trump does not plan to concede any time soon and instead will move forward with several legal challenges.
Trump said in a statement Saturday “The simple fact is this election is far from over. Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor.”
According to the Reuters reports “the president’s allies and advisers privately admitted that the former New York businessman’s chances of overturning the election results and staying in the White House were slim. While preparing for an eventual concession, they called for time to let the legal challenges run their course.”
A unnamed Trump advisor was quoted as saying “he should allow the recounts to go forward, file whatever claims there are, and then if nothing changes he should concede.”
Another unnamed White House official was quoted by Reuters as saying “he should make sure every vote is counted and demand transparency. That puts him on solid rhetorical grounds.”