[ENT] US Election 2020: Mitt Romney mocks Trump’s election fraud claims

By Katelyn Caralle, U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com

Mitt Romney has become more unabashed of his criticism of Donald Trump, claiming in an interview Thursday that the president is continuing on with lawsuits despite having no evidence.

‘Normally you find evidence and then after seeing evidence then you reach a conclusion about whether or not there was a crime committed,’ Romney chuckled to David Axelrod during an interview on the CNN commentator’s podcast The Axe Files.

‘But I understand the president is not happy with the result, he’s entitled to pursue his legal remedies,’ Romney continued. ‘But I think in all likelihood, it’s pretty clear that Joe Biden will become the next president.’

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The U.S. senator from Utah was the first Republican lawmaker to publicly acknowledge Biden’s win and call him the president-elect.

Romney said he’s surprised so many Republicans believe that Biden’s win is ‘illegitimate’ and due to some sort of funny business in ballot collection and tabulation.

Republican Senator Mitt Romney openly mocked President Donald Trump’s claim of election fraud, saying ‘Normally you find evidence and then after seeing evidence then you reach a conclusion about whether or not there was a crime committed’

The Utah senator joined David Axelrod for an interview on the CNN commentator's podcast

The Utah senator joined David Axelrod for an interview on the CNN commentator’s podcast

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He was likely referencing a poll released Wednesday that shows more than three in four Trump voters feel Biden only won due to ‘fraud’ while another poll showed 52 per cent of Republicans believe the president ‘rightfully won’ the election

Romney told Axelrod this doubt in GOP and conservative minds could be due to the fact that Trump has been complaining for months leading up to Election Day that if Biden won it could only be due to Democrats ‘stealing’ the election.

‘The president said before the election that if he were to lose it would be because of voter fraud, it would be because of corruption,’ Romney said. ‘And then a day or two after the election when the vote was called by the major networks he indicated that there was massive fraud and that he had been robbed of the victory.

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He added: ‘And that was before any evidence had been gathered.’

Trump’s team has launched several lawsuits following the election claiming there was corruption within the election process, including Democrats pumping thousands of illegal ballots for Biden and tossing or not counting ballots for Trump.

Many of these legal actions have already been struck down by the courts.

Romney was the first Republican senator to call Joe Biden the president-elect and congratulate him on his win four days after Election Day

Romney was the first Republican senator to call Joe Biden the president-elect and congratulate him on his win four days after Election Day

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Romney is one of the Republicans most known for his outspoken criticism of the president, and notably was the only one in the Senate to vote for one article of impeachment against Trump last year.

Four days after Election Day, when most outlets began calling the election for Biden following new projections in several states, Romney congratulated the former vice president.

‘Ann and I extend our congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. We know both of them as people of good will and admirable character. We pray that God may bless them in the days and years ahead,’ Romney tweeted adding in his wife’s well-wishes.

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Romney has not said who he voted for this election, but confirmed that he did not cast a ballot for Trump. 



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