- South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem on Sunday told ABC’s “This Week” that “illegal activities” may have supported President-elect Joe Biden at the ballot box.
- Noem discussed with host George Stephanopoulos about everything from the coronavirus to the voter fraud allegations.
- Noem emphasized that calling Joe Biden president-elect was “too early” until the states finished counting the votes.
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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem on Sunday discussed with ABC News journalist George Stephanopoulos about the results of the presidential election, with the governor saying “illegal activities”; may have supported the president’s acquisition. send Joe Biden at the ballot box.
On ABC’s “This Week” show, Stephanopoulos started the conversation by asking Noem if she would team up with Biden to fight the corona virus in her state, where there is a terrible per capita mortality. most in weeks or not.
Noem emphasized that it was too early to declare Biden as president-elect.
“This is an early chat because we haven’t finished counting votes yet,” she said.
On Saturday, virtually every major news organization called the Biden race as he crossed the 270 Electoral College threshold to secure the presidency after winning 20 Pennsylvania electoral votes. Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina and Alaska were not formally called on either candidate, and the final result would not endanger Biden exceeding 270 electoral votes.
Since November 3, President Donald Trump’s campaign has filed a lawsuit in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, and Pennsylvania to suspend the count or limit the votes that can be counted in the final tally.
In the interview, Stephanopoulos continued to fight Noem, saying that there was no widespread proof of voter fraud. However, she is adamant that common fraud exists, despite the lack of concrete evidence.
“People have signed legal documents, affidavits saying they see illegal activities,” Noem said. “If you look at what happened in Michigan, we had a computer problem that changed the Republican vote to Democrat votes. You look at Pennsylvania, the dead people voted in Pennsylvania. . “
– This week (@ThisWeekABC) November 8, 2020
A viral claim of 21,000 Pennsylvania citizens who died to vote in the election went viral on the internet last week, uncovered by The New York Times.
“The identities of the dead used to vote appear to be a popular target for those spreading unsubstantiated claims of fraud,” The Times said. “Claims that the dead voted in Michigan also appeared on Twitter and other social media this week. But The Times found out that Michigan voters were alive and legally voted, and in some cases, their birthdays appear incorrect because of cleric errors. “
Noem then launched the razor-thin 2000 election between then-Vice President Al Gore and Gov. George W. Bush of Texas, said there was more than a month of time where the votes were scrutinized and the appeals were effective through Florida courts.
Stephanopoulos appears to have disproved this comparison, saying that Florida’s tight tally cannot apply to the 2020 election, where Biden has taken a significant lead in many key revolving states.
“It is not in the range where elections usually take place,” he said.
Noem disagrees, saying the war is not “just about this election” and that everyone “needs to know at least America is still active and that we care about the right thing.”
Stephanopoulos argued that the allegations of voter fraud were unfounded.
“It starts with providing evidence,” he said. “You haven’t provided it yet.”