President Donald J. Trump reminded Americans attending his Iowa rally on Saturday night that he “never conceded” the 2020 presidential election, adding that his 2016 challenger, Hillary Clinton, did admit defeat.
Amid growing calls to audit all 50 states in light of reported election irregularities and rampant fraud, Trump said Saturday at the Save America Rally in Des Moines, Iowa, that he never conceded. “Hillary conceded!” he energetically told the crowd of supporters. “I never conceded.”
“[There’s] no reason to concede,” he continued. “When you look at the numbers of these swing states…they should have conceded.”
Doubling down on election integrity issues in the 2020 election, he said, “First of all, he [Biden] didn’t get elected. Forget that.” The crowd cheered in agreement.
Trump’s statement comes shortly after the shocking results from the Arizona audit were released, which revealed that 86,391 voters had no identity match in the 2020 election. Even more disturbingly, almost 700,000 ballots in Arizona were reported as having major “issues.” Similar reports have been cropping up across the United States in key battleground states, prompting nationwide calls to decertify the presidential election results.
The 45th president has been calling for audits across the country, recently urging Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to audit his state. He is also calling for Michigan to do the same.
“The elections are totally corrupt in this country,” Trump added. “They’ve been like this for a long time.”