On Monday, electors across the nation met to cast their electoral votes for President on behalf of their state. As expected, President-elect Joe Biden received 306 votes—well above the 270 required to take the White House—to outgoing President Donald Trump's 232 votes.
After weeks of deploying disinformation on Twitter and filing meritless lawsuits to overturn the election results with lies of widespread voter fraud, Trump's chances of subverting the people's will to secure another four years in the White House became even slimmer.
Many of Trump's most ardent supporters still believe there's a way for Biden's victory to be undone. Would-be Republican electors attempted to cast bogus electoral votes in a number of swing states. Other Trump supporters falsely asserted that the submission of electoral votes in a "fraudulent" election opened up Democrats to criminal liability.
Trump supporter and founder of the conservative Turning Point USA, Charlie Kirk, appeared in a Fox News interview on Monday where he continued to deny the reality that Trump lost the 2020 election.
Another guest in the segment—and one of Kirk's fellow Trump supporters—was Geraldo Rivera, who implored Kirk the election results and Trump's defeat.
After Kirk amplified more false information regarding the election's security, Rivera responded:
"Six weeks! We have litigated this for six weeks! Twice the Supreme Court of the United States rejected it! Nine to nothing including all three Trump Associate Justices.You have to stop this!"
Rivera's pleas for Kirk to stop sowing mistrust in the American electoral process come just weeks after the conservative talk show host assured that Trump was a "realist" who would "do the right thing" despite his continued refusal to concede.
People weren't sympathetic to Rivera's attempts at shutting a door he helped open four years ago.
People were still surprised to see Rivera as the voice of reason on Fox News.
Despite Trump's protests and disinformation, President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be inaugurated on January 20th.