If President Donald Trump overcomes all the legal challenges that could affect the election, then Trump should give in to former Vice President Joe Biden, former Gov. Chris Christie said on Saturday.
Christie, who soon supported Trump after his own failed presidential campaign, told ABC News of the Biden-called race. Trump has refused to give in so far.
“The votes need to be counted and the president has the right to pursue the legal options he wants to pursue, and he will pursue those choices,”; Christie said.
“I hope that if he pursues those legal options and they don’t work out, and I say, I haven’t seen any evidence that they should do it, that he will do the speech. You know, will … try to be someone who helps people understand that the election is over – and we need to move on, ”he said.
Biden and his running friend, US Senator Kamala Harris, passed 270 votes by the Electoral College with victory in Pennsylvania, the Associated Press predicted. Victory came after more than three days of uncertainty as election officials orchestrated the passage of a skyrocketing ballot count, which delayed some ballot processing.
Christie has been a close adviser to the president.
Just before the race was called on to Biden, Trump tweeted: “I VOTE THIS, BY SO MUCH!”
Leaving a long democratic tradition and signaling a potentially turbulent turn of power, he issued a declaration of war while on his Virginia golf course. It says his campaign will take unspecified legal action and he will “not rest until the Americans get the honest votes they deserve and the Democracy demands.”
Trump pointed to delays in voting processing in some states on allegations of no evidence of voter fraud and argued that his opponent was trying to take power – an allegation the unusual compel of a sitting president trying to spread doubts about a fundamental democratic process.
Associated Press contributed to this report.
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