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Top Republican senators voice support for Trump's election claims

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
This combination of file pictures created on August 24, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump (L) in Bedminster, New Jersey on August 11, 2017; and Senate Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, on July 18, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)

Top Republican senators in the United States have voiced their support for US President Donald Trump's claims of election fraud. 

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that Trump had a free hand to "exhaust concerns" regarding election fraud, urging the incumbent once again to pursue the case in court.

Media reports said Trump's democratic rival had won the majority of votes in the 2020 US presidential election on November 3.

Trump, who has refused to concede the victory of his rival Joe Biden in the November 3 presidential election, announced that he lost the vote due to large-scale cheating in the voting process by the Democrats.

McConnell made the comments in a statement read to reporters before opening session of the new Senate on Tuesday.

On Monday,  McConnell had met with Attorney General William Barr to discuss the issue.

Barr has already given federal prosecutors the green light to pursue allegations raised by the Trump campaign of voting irregularities across the United States.

Trump is reportedly planning a "30 day legal war", vowing to mount legal challenges against the Biden campaign over allegations of voting irregularities in key states.

Trump's top campaign strategist, Jason Miller, said in an interview with Fox Business that his team would mount legal battles and pursue vote recounts, saying of "defeat:" "that word’s not even in our vocabulary.”

The Trump campaign has lodged several complaints at courts, claiming the election results were flawed.

Courts in Michigan and Georgia, however, have tossed out the complaints.

Legal and elections' experts say the Trump campaign's lawsuits have little chance of swaying the election result.


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