President Trump’s unfounded declaration that “frankly, we did win this election” has prompted a strong reaction from Democratic politicians.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is projected to win re-election in New York, condemned Trump’s claim as “illegitimate, dangerous, and authoritarian”.
“Count the votes. Respect the results,” she tweeted.
Donald Trump’s premature claims of victory are illegitimate, dangerous, and authoritarian.
Count the votes. Respect the results.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 4, 2020
House Representative for Minnesota Ilhan Omar called Trump a “dangerous man”, tweeting “you can’t stop ballots from being counted”.
“This isn’t a dictatorship,” she added.
🗣 Counting ALL ballots isn’t the same as voting. You can’t stop ballots from being counted. This isn’t a dictatorship.
This man is dangerous.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 4, 2020
Amy Klobuchar, the senator for Minnesota, struck a more measured tone.
“All votes must be counted. We live in a democracy,” she wrote minutes after Trump’s statement.