Fox News' Chris Wallace says there 'doesn't seem to be much reason to believe' Trump's election lawsuits will succeed

  • Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said he believes it's unlikely that Donald Trump is going to succeed in his numerous lawsuits contesting the results of the presidential election.
  • "So far at least we don't see anything that would rise to the level of serious fraud and certainly not a serious fraud that would change the results of elections," Wallace said Saturday on Fox News.
  • Wallace's remarks came shortly after a number of his Fox News colleagues baselessly questioned the outcome of the election, or suggested corruption or fraud without evidence. 
  • Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential race when he secured 20 electoral college votes by winning in Pennsylvania, Insider and Decision Desk HQ projected Friday morning.
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Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said it seems unlikely that President Donald Trump is going to succeed in his cascade of lawsuits contesting presidential election results in various states. 

"Donald Trump has every right to pursue legal challenges, other failing candidates have in the past," Wallace said on Fox News Saturday morning. "So far, at least, we don't see anything that would rise to the level of serious fraud and certainly not a serious fraud that would change the results of elections."

"But there really, at this point, doesn't seem to be much reason to believe they're gonna succeed," he added, explaining that President-elect Joe Biden's lead over Trump is "tens of thousands of votes" and noted this was different from the 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore when roughly 1,800 votes in Florida separated the two candidates prior to the recount. 

 

Biden won the 2020 presidential race when he won in Pennsylvania, Insider and Decision Desk HQ projected Friday morning. Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes put Biden at 273 electoral college votes, surpassing the 270 he needed to win.

On Saturday, President-elect Biden also added six electoral votes by winning the state of Nevada, putting him at a total of 279 electoral votes, Decision Desk HQ projected. As of Saturday afternoon, Biden had a lead of over 25,000 votes in Nevada and a lead of over 37,000 votes in Pennsylvania, per Decision Desk HQ.

Even so, the Trump campaign has filed several lawsuits in key battleground states, and Trump has continued to make baseless claims about winning the election. On Saturday morning, Trump falsely tweeted he won the election. Earlier this week, Wallace criticized Trump for his "inflammatory" baseless claim of victory. 

Wallace added that he believed Trump was likely to see diminished support from the Republican Party. 

"I think you're going to start to see a lot of the Republican leaders, who are now realizing that their fortunes and their futures are no longer so directly tied to Donald Trump are gonna begin to pull back," he said on Fox News. Some Republicans, including Sen. Mitt Romney  of Utah and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, have already congratulated President-elect Biden on his victory.

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