President Joe Biden on Tuesday issued a forceful condemnation of former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss while calling to address the threat of “raw and sustained election subversion” in upcoming elections.
Key Facts during a speech in Philadelphia, Biden took aim at Trump’s efforts to “bring down the American experiment” because he was “unhappy” with the election results, adding, “In America, if you lose, you accept the results.”
Trump publicly and privately pushed for state lawmakers in swing states he lost to overturn Biden’s Electoral College victories, while filing dozens of lawsuits, urging election officials to “find” votes and attempting to have Congress decertify the election.
Biden slammed the “selfishness” of Trump’s election challenges and noted the unparalleled scrutiny of the election – specifically Trump’s court cases and numerous recounts that affirmed Biden’s victory.
In addition to attacking Republican state lawmakers for passing bills restricting voting, urging Congress to pass laws to overturn those state restrictions, Biden called to “address the threat of election subversion.”
Biden warned of “raw and unsustained election subversion” in the 2022 midterm elections and called to “prepare now,” casting it as a battle between “democracy or autocracy.”