Ever since the announcement of Joe Biden as the president-elect of the United States, Donald J. Trump has been on a series of Twitter rants and press conferences demanding a recount.
The president has even come forward with accusations of the election being rigged, claiming that it was stolen from him — with many Republicans and supporters echoing his baseless claims. Trump has also reportedly filed lawsuits against several states, including Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, all of which he lost, arguing that the counting process was dishonest. As of Nov. 10, Georgia was still counting votes, with Biden in the lead.
Among those supporting his demand for a recount is television host Wendy Williams. During a recent episode of her daytime talk show, “The Wendy Williams Show,” the 56 year old said she believed that Trump deserved his recount.
“I do believe that Donald Trump, our president, has every right to investigate,” the media personality explained. She continued, “If he feels this election was stolen from him, then he has the right. He and his chief counsel, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who have been on TV all weekend long explaining what’s going to happen, then he has the right.”
The 2020 election is unlike any the country has ever experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with state numbers coming in well past the Nov. 3 voting day.
Still, Williams had just one request from the incumbent leader. “Just, Mr. President, if I can ask one favor of you on behalf of all of us: Don’t hold the process up too much,” Williams pleaded. She added, “We must move on with our lives.”
As of late, President Trump has yet to officially accept his defeat, confirming that he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And although neither the Constitution nor federal law requires a losing candidate to concede presidential elections, Trump would be the first leader in modern U.S. history to challenge the results through to inauguration, according to a report from NBC News.
Furthermore, only a handful of Republicans have officially acknowledged Biden’s victory. Former President George W. Bush recently extended his congratulations to the president-elect in a statement stating, “Though we have political differences, I know Joe Biden to be a good man, who has won his opportunity to lead and unify our country.”