This past Saturday, major news outlets announced that President-elect Joe Biden was projected to win the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes, eliminating President Donald Trump's paths to reelection.
After a months-long smear campaign against the integrity of the United States election, President Donald Trump is refusing to concede, with his team falsely claiming that widespread voter fraud tipped the election to Biden.
Trump has predictably been tweeting his own lies about the election and its outcome—tweets which have been repeatedly flagged by Twitter as false.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany—in yet another violation of the Hatch Act—appeared with Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel, where she lied that Democrats were hell-bent on welcoming fraud in order to win an election.
"This election is not over. Far from it. We have only begun the process of obtaining an accurate, honest vote count."
Trump's campaign would have to overturn nearly 200 thousand ballots—around 186 times more ballots than the conservative Heritage Foundation confirmed to be fraudulent throughout decades of elections—to put Trump on track to win the election.
The election is over.
Nevertheless, Trump's allies continue to claim the opposite. With practically zero chance of overturning the election, the inevitable outcome seems to be eroding trust in the democratic process and delegitimizing a Biden presidency among Trump's supporters.
In the midst of this stunt, The Daily Show issued a supercut of Trump allies like McEnany and far-right Fox News host Laura Ingraham chastising Democrats for supposedly not accepting the results of the 2018 midterms.
McEnany says in the video:
"Democrats are being sore losers. They refuse to acknowledge they lost the election, so what do they do? They cry 'malfeasance, criminality, fraud.'"
The video cuts to Laura Ingraham, saying:
"Democrats moreso than Republicans seem to have a problem conceding defeat ... Either the election system broke down or some mystery votes are hiding somewhere."
Similar sentiments played from Republican former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Fox News hosts Greg Guttfeld and Jeanine Pirro, as well as others.
The supercut laid bare the Republican hypocrisy.
It’s genuinely too bad that no politician or pundit in the country every seems to get punished for hypocrisy. https://t.co/IErV8YGuHK— Greg Pak (@Greg Pak)1604969460.0
Speaks for itself https://t.co/uqLmBCzyIy— Charles Cumming (@Charles Cumming)1605017867.0
Hey @realDonaldTrump, @GOP & @FoxNews...so...? https://t.co/ro2t13j8gQ— Sean C. Duregger (@Sean C. Duregger)1604968745.0
How y’all feeling now?! Is it exhausting being so hypocritical?! https://t.co/sIhx8ifrzz https://t.co/dWDlBetXoX— Jennifer Pierson (@Jennifer Pierson)1604970674.0
History is funny this way. But, please, continue. @govkristinoem @IanTFury https://t.co/ZqTgEUbrIO— copper dog (@copper dog)1604982629.0
Loserish? https://t.co/vzzj0vfLho— Bilbo Baggins (@Bilbo Baggins)1604974166.0
People couldn't get enough of the damning video.
This is PURE gold 😂🤣😂🤣😂 https://t.co/84C1VHjUaj— Lauren (@Lauren)1604968820.0
This deserves an Oscar https://t.co/1bKICmEKH9— megañe (@megañe)1604971528.0
Beautiful https://t.co/K7Oh8owGWr— bob clendenin 🇺🇸 (@bob clendenin 🇺🇸)1604970018.0
Despite Trump's efforts, President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are expected to take the Oath of Office on January 20th.