“So now Democrats John James, David Perdue and many others are working to gain control of the U.S. Senate. Trump tweeted.
The president was referring to the Senate race that Perdue watched closely in Georgia against Democrat John Ossaf, a Democrat who was making a profit in the Republican vote count. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the two went to the runoff.
With Democrats and Republicans holding 48 Senate seats after the election, Fox News predicts further split. In addition to North Carolina’s Senate race, Georgia is key to gaining control of the upper chamber of Congress on each side.
James’ campaign, which has become one of the toughest Senate races in the country against current Michigan Democrat Sen. Gary Peters, ended with a slight defeat.
In a statement, James said, “I am deeply concerned that Senator Peters is still ahead, but that he has rejected a few million Michiganders who are not honest enough to cheat. Voters must be confident that the election will be fair and honest, even if not everyone wins the election. Failure to do so is the end of democracy. ”
Trump’s tweet came as some of his supporters staged protests outside ballot counting centers in key battlefield states.
On Thursday, Trump held a news conference at the White House, where he vowed not to allow corruption to be stolen. He has been criticized by Democrats and some in his own party for his claims of widespread voter fraud.
“This is the context in which they are trying to steal the election, trying to rig the election,” he said.
Trump has expressed his opposition to mail-in ballots. The day before the election, the president criticized the Supreme Court’s decision to allow ballots to be counted until three days after the election, the Financial Times.
“Night – as soon as that election is over – we’re going with our lawyers,” Trump said.
Democrats and some Republicans criticized the president’s remarks before the vote.
Larry Hogan is a Republican from Maryland Tweeted “There is no protection for the President’s remarks tonight that are undermining our democratic process. America is counting the votes, and we must respect the results as always. Elections or the individual are no more important than our democracy.”
Fox News Brooke Singman and Sam Dorman contributed to this report.