Lindsey Graham: Trump shouldn’t concede or else US will ‘never’ elect GOP president

Biba Adams
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Graham is one of few high-profile Republicans still contesting the election of Vice President Joe Biden over Donald Trump.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, who was re-elected after an uphill battle against Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, believes President Donald Trump should continue to contest the results of the 2020 election.

“If Republicans don’t challenge and change the U.S. election system, there will never be another Republican president elected again,” Graham said Sunday on Fox News. “President Trump should not concede. “

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham speaks to a crowd during his election-night party last week in Columbia, South Carolina, when he defeated Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham speaks to a crowd during his election-night party last week in Columbia, South Carolina, when he defeated Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

“We’re down to less — 10,000 votes in Georgia,” Graham continued. “He’s going to win North Carolina. We have gone from 93,000 votes to less than 20,000 votes in Arizona, where more — more votes to be counted.”

The presidential race was finally called on Saturday, days after Tuesday’s election. President Trump was defeated after mail-in ballots from voters in major U.S. cities moved many states from red to blue.

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Trump and many of his supporters have maintained that Democrats “stole” the election through mail-in votes that were historically high amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Graham, one of the president’s staunchest allies, kept his seat after a contentious contest which turned out to be the most expensive Senate race in U.S. history.

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“What happened? The Trump team has canvassed all early voters and absentee mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania, and they have found over 100 people they think were dead but 15 people that we verified that have been dead who voted,” Graham alleged. “Here is the one that gets me: Six people registered after they died and voted. In Pennsylvania, I guess you’re never out of it.”

Graham is one of few high-profile Republicans who are continuing to contest the election of President-elect Joe Biden.

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Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, the GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee, said on CNN Republicans need to “get behind the new president.”

“Unless for some reason that’s overturned,” he told State of the Union, “we get behind the new president and wish him the very best.”

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