Trump's team raises R3.1B in bid to overturn Biden's presidential win

Trump's team raises R3.1B in bid to overturn Biden's presidential win

- After the election, Trump's campaign team solicited for funds from their supporters through both email and texts in what they dubbed "official election defense fund"

- According to files submitted to the Federal Elections Commission, Biden and vice president elect Kamala Harris' team managed to collect R3.1 billion

- Trump has continued with his Twitter rants insisting his votes were "stolen" across several states

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Republican leader Donald Trump's team has raised $207M (R3.1 billion) since election day in a war chest as he seeks to overturn his rival Democrat Joe Biden's presidential win in the United States Tuesday, November 3, election.

Donald Trump's team raises KSh 23B in bid to overturn Joe Biden's presidential win
Donald Trump still insists he won the US election. Photo: Getty Images.
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The amount increased the 74-year-old's total funds raised by his committees to $495 million between October 15 and November 23, Fox News reported.

According to files submitted to the Federal Elections Commission, Biden and vice president elect Kamala Harris' team managed to collect KSh 12.4 billion during the same period.

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Details have emerged that after the election, Trump's campaign team solicited for funds from their supporters through both email and texts in what they dubbed "official election defense fund" that they said was meant to "protect the results and keep fighting even after casting of ballots".

Trump's campaign manager, Bill Stepien said with the haul, the Republican would continue fighting to retain his seat after claiming without substantial evidence, that the election was rigged in favour of Biden.

Trump continued with his Twitter rants insisting his votes were "stolen" across several states.

"Big voter fraud hearings today in the great State of Michigan. This election is a far bigger scandal than anyone would have thought - not even close," Trump tweeted on Wednesday, December 2.

United States Attorney General William Barr had earlier said there was no evidence of fraud to change poll results that projected Biden as the winner of the poll.

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The senior government official in Trump's administration noted the nation's Justice Department was yet to discover any evidence of election fraud that could alter the outcome of the election.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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