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Trump's Latest Bizarre Claim About Why He Really Won the Election Gets Instantly Fact-Checked

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Outgoing President Donald Trump remains steadfast in his refusal to accept the results of the 2020 election, which he lost to President-elect Joe Biden last month.

Trump has spent these last weeks firing off lie-ridden tweets about widespread election fraud, and his legal team is faced with the unenviable task of defending these claims in court.

But despite multiple lawsuits filed across an array of swing states, Trump's legal team has lost over 50 cases so far. They've won a single one.

That could be why the Trump camp is now lying that it was mathematically impossible for Biden to win. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany echoed false claims made in a Texas lawsuit against swing states that Biden had a one in quadrillion chance of winning the 2020 election.

On Twitter, Trump implied that a fair Biden win couldn't be likely because no American president has lost the election while winning Florida and Ohio, both of which went to Trump in 2020.

It may not come as a surprise to learn that this was false.







While Ohio and Florida have been bellwether states for most of the elections since 1960, the Biden campaign chipped away at other states Trump won in 2016 that showed promise in swinging back to blue. Biden also pulled off wins in states normally ruled out by Democratic campaigns, like Arizona and Georgia, both of which went blue for the first time since the 1990s.

The fact of the matter remains: Trump lost the 2020 election.




Trump's final day in office will be on January 20th, 2021—Inauguration Day.