Former President Donald Trump is raising doubts over Pennsylvania’s midterm results, reigniting the same sort of stolen-election claims that followed his defeat in the state in the 2020 presidential election. Trump should backdown for now - though true, it is sounding like sour grapes.
Mr. Trump launched into the tirade on Thursday as his grip on the GOP continued to loosen over his mixed results for candidates he backed in pivotal midterms. They included Senate candidate Mehmet Oz, who lost to Democrat John Fetterman in the race for an open seat in Pennsylvania. “How does Oz (smart guy!) lose to a guy who can’t string together two sentences?” the former president said in a statement. “Pennsylvania is a very corrupt State with voting, but nobody ever wants to check that.”
Mr. Trump said, “It happened to me in 2020, I lost one million votes with possibly one of the biggest drops in History, happening in the middle of the night.” Pennsylvania acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding Mr. Trump’s claims of fraud.