The Trump campaign has launched a hotline and will soon post a website to allow people to report election-related fraud and abuse.
“We are going to keep fighting for this election because that is what the American people deserve,” campaign manager Bill Stepien told reporters on a phone call.
The campaign installed a hotline in the lead up to Election Day, but it is being “re-upped,” Stepien said, allowing people to “voice their complaints and their concerns.”
He added that the website would launch Thursday.
Beyond a slew of lawsuits, the Trump campaign is deploying top campaign officials and Trump allies across the country.
“Donald Trump is alive and well,” campaign manager Bill Stepien told reporters on the call.
Trump had been relatively quiet on Twitter since Wednesday, but resumed apace late Thursday morning, tweeting, “STOP THE COUNT!” shortly after 9 a.m. A further half-dozen tweets appeared in quick succession, along with a campaign statement attributed to him.
“IF YOU COUNT THE LEGAL VOTES, I EASILY WIN THE ELECTION!” Trump wrote in the statement. “IF YOU COUNT THE ILLEGAL AND LATE VOTES, THEY CAN STEAL THE ELECTION FROM US!”
Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller reprised an earlier projection that Trump could be reelected by the “end of tomorrow, on Friday.”
New vote counts are expected Thursday in Nevada, where Biden has an 11,000-vote lead with 76% reporting, as well as in Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania.
“We still have confidence in Pennsylvania — our data tells us that we are winning by more than 200,000 votes,” Stepien said.
Trump is cutting into Biden’s lead in Arizona and expects to win Pennsylvania, he said.
“Not quite as many ballots as we expected came in Arizona last night,” added Miller, but he stressed they were “on pace” to win the state regardless.
“Some of the blue counties is where we’ve been having some of our best gains,” Miller said.
Miller also called on Fox News and the Associated Press to “reverse and rescind” their decisions to call the state for Biden “immediately.”
On the call, deputy campaign manager Justin Clark accused a “left-wing political machine of trying to steal the vote,” praising a Pennsylvania ruling early Thursday that he said would allow Republican ballot observers to watch the vote count from up close.
Author: Katherine Doyle
Source: Washington Examiner: Trump establishes citizen ‘hotline’ to report vote fraud and abuse