More than 30 former Republican lawmakers are calling on President Trump to accept the results of the 2020 election as his campaign pursues legal challenges instead of conceding the race against President-elect Joe Biden.
The group argued that the Trump campaign’s allegations of fraud are unfounded and threaten Americans’ confidence in democracy.
“As former Republican Members of Congress who swore an oath to the Constitution, we believe the statements by President Trump alleging fraud in the election are efforts to undermine the legitimacy of the election and are unacceptable,” they said in a statement.
“Every vote should be counted and the final outcome accepted by the participants because public confidence in the outcome of our elections is a bedrock of our democracy,” they added. “Going forward it is our hope the nation will, regardless of party or persuasion, recognize that President-Elect Joe Biden has won this election.”