Hogan, who had been bluntly criticizing the President and wrote on Ronald Reagan when he voted for the President last month, told CNN’s Jake Tapper that Trump “must at least admit he will” give in “. , even if that might take. a few more days for cold heads to prevail and convince him that’s the right thing to do for the nation. ”
“The way our system works is we all vote, we count the votes and then we live with the results,” Hogan said on “State of the Union”.
CNN predicted Saturday that Biden would be the 46th president of the United States after predicting Democrats had won in Pennsylvania and winning more than 270 electoral votes needed to win the race. The President tweeted, without evidence, unfoundedly claiming vote counting fraud and continued to push his lawyers to pursue legal challenges that could delay the official certification of results. .
The president publicly and falsely claimed he had won the election, but sources told CNN Trump did not deny the results in private. And the two told CNN on Saturday that Jared Kushner, the President̵
7;s son-in-law and a senior adviser, who oversees his campaign from the White House, had approached Trump for concessions.
First lady Melania Trump is advising the President that it’s time for him to accept the loss, another source familiar with conversations told CNN Sunday.
Hogan told Tapper on Sunday that he had not “seen any evidence” of election fraud that the President alleged.
“Look, if there is evidence of widespread voter fraud, we should present it,” he said. “Some Republican governors who are responsible for some states are still being asked. They haven’t questioned the outcome.”
He continued, “I think there are legal processes if you think there’s a mistake, but I don’t think we’ll see anything that could turn the election upside down. Whether you want it or not, It’s time to stand behind the winner of the race. “
Hogan was one of the first prominent Republicans to acknowledge the former vice president’s victory on Twitter, writing on Saturday that “everyone should want our president to be successful because we need our country. we are successful. We have great challenges ahead as a country. “
“Now more than ever,” writes Hogan, “we need each other as Americans.
CNN’s Kate Bennett and Kaitlin Collins contributed to this report.