Trump acknowledges Biden victory before clarifying he’s not conceding

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Washington — President Trump appeared to recognize President-elect as the winner of the race, but quickly sought to clarify he still has no intention of conceding the election as his long-shot legal bids aimed at challenging the results in several states continue.

In a pair of tweets Sunday, Mr. Trump continued to falsely claim there was widespread in the general election, despite no evidence was the case, and said led to Mr. Biden’s win over him. With the race in every state now called, Mr. Biden secured 306 electoral votes over the president’s 232, and the president-elect leads Mr. Trump by more than 5.5 million votes.

“He won because the Election was Rigged,” the president tweeted, circulating baseless claims about Dominion Voting Systems, a technology firm whose software was used in Michigan and Georgia, and Republican poll watchers.

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Mr. Trump then clarified in a tweet he does not, in fact, believe Mr. Biden defeated him in the election.

“He only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS . I concede NOTHING! We have a long way to go. This was a RIGGED ELECTION!” the president tweeted.

Despite Mr. Trump’s unfounded claims that the election was rigged, federal stakeholders focused on elections infrastructure said in a statement Thursday that the November 3 election was “the most secure in American history.”

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“There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised,” the statement posted by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said.

Still, the president’s campaign continues to pursue legal challenges to the results in several states, though they are highly unlikely to change the outcome of the election. Mr. Biden is moving forward with his transition despite Mr. Trump’s unwillingness to acknowledge the results of the election, making key White House appointments and tapping policy experts to begin a government-wide review of federal agencies.