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.
No candidate has ever won both Florida and Ohio and lost. I won them both, by a lot! #SupremeCourt
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2020
It may not come as a surprise to learn that this was false.
This is just too easily fact checked. Nixon won Florida and Ohio in 1960 and lost. https://t.co/h3MZshNUhV pic.twitter.com/TLC8UkREXN
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) December 9, 2020
This is false. Richard Nixon won both Florida and Ohio and still lost to John F. Kennedy in the 1960 presidential election. #USPolitics pic.twitter.com/Cce1nt2l2p
— Sean Previl (@SeanPrevil) December 9, 2020
Richard Nixon won both in 1960 & lost to Kennedy, historically illiterate imbecile. https://t.co/tpk7Hh7pY2
— Spiro Agnew's Ghost (@SpiroAgnewGhost) December 9, 2020
FUN FACT: In 1960, Richard Nixon lost to JFK while winnin' Florida and Ohio. https://t.co/h0LSaGmSIZ pic.twitter.com/xTROUOufyE
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) December 9, 2020
False. Nixon won Florida and Ohio in 1960, but lost the election to JFK. https://t.co/TGjoYHBUOe
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) December 9, 2020
This is false. Nixon lost the 1960 election and yet he won both Florida and Ohio. https://t.co/B48X8tQTjB
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) December 9, 2020
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.
There isn't even any warped internal logic to his ranting any more. This isn't an accusation of electoral fraud. It's literally a child's cry of "I lost, and its isn't fair!!!". https://t.co/bv4WceYwje
— (((Dan Hodges))) (@DPJHodges) December 9, 2020
"No candidate has ever won both Florida and Ohio and lost."
If anyone could have done it, we should have known it would be you! pic.twitter.com/Vkc9GDtFej
— NotATweeter16 (@NotATweeter16) December 9, 2020
Nobody has lost the presidential election more times than Trump. Trump is the biggest loser in US history. Probably the biggest loser in world history.
Just a massive loser. https://t.co/LpJC53rpfm
— Six Feet of Emotional Distance (@RPODefender) December 9, 2020
Captain obvious. You won both Florida and Ohio but you still lost the election. pic.twitter.com/n0l7D14E07
— Judge Elihu Smails (@smails_elihu) December 9, 2020
Trump's final day in office will be on January 20th, 2021—Inauguration Day.