The presidential election has yet to be officially called — and the fight could drag on for weeks, but several prominent Republicans have openly stabbed President Trump in the back over his claims of voter interference and fraud.
President Trump — and a large number of his supporters — are concerned about the handling of ballots in several key battleground states, but Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) undermined Trump publically by declaring that Trump’s concern about voter fraud is “very disturbing.”
“There’s simply no evidence anyone has shown me of any widespread corruption or fraud,” Toomey told NBC’s “Today” on Friday. “I’m not aware of any significant wrongdoing here. Look, there are irregularities in every election. They tend to typically be very small and involve just a handful of ballots.”
Toomey’s statement came before the Supreme Court announced on Friday evening that the ballots in Pennsylvania after Election Day must be segregated from the rest of the ballots and secured. Those ballots must be counted separately, if at all.
President Trump mounted a major lead in Pennsylvania on election day, only to watch that lead mysteriously evaporate as Joe Biden racked up an astonishing — or as Trump believes, suspicious — number of votes to ultimately take the lead in the Keystone state.
Toomey isn’t the only Republican that is already waving the white flag as Democrats declare victory.
Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, issued a statement blasting Trump’s claims that there could be voter fraud and manipulation in Pennsylvania: “There is no defense for the President’s comments tonight undermining our Democratic process. America is counting the votes, and we must respect the results as we always have before.”
“No election or person is more important than our Democracy,” said Hogan, who is thought to be a potential GOP contender in the 2024 election.
Some Republicans have tripped all over themselves in their rush to attack Trump’s concerns about the outcome of this election, proving once again that the deep state is indeed alive and well.
Even Chris Christie, one of Trump’s heretofore most vocal allies, rebuked Trump for challenging Biden’s lead, saying during an ABC appearance on Thursday that Trump needs to “show us the evidence” that Democrats are trying to steal the election, and that “this kind of thing, all it does is inflame without informing. We cannot permit inflammation without information.”