'This is getting insane': Republicans say Trump's attacks on election integrity are dangerous

Republican lawmakers were quick to criticize Donald Trump on Thursday after the president made a series of baseless claims that people were attempting to 'steal' the election from him.

Iran PressAmerica: The remarks, which the president gave from the White House, included baseless claims that the election was riven with fraud and corruption and came as former Vice President Joe Biden's lead in the race grew, USA Today reported.

"If you count the legal votes I easily win. If you count the illegal votes they can try to steal the election from us," Trump told reporters in the White House briefing room. There is no evidence of illegal voting or election fraud.

After the 17-minute speech, Republicans swiftly took to social media, several urging for patience as votes were counted and pleading for the president to stop attacking the integrity of the election.  

"We want every vote counted, yes every legal vote (of course). But, if you have legit concerns about fraud present EVIDENCE and take it to court," he wrote on Twitter. "STOP Spreading debunked misinformation...This is getting insane."

Yet victory in the states still up for grabs is by no means guaranteed, with the latest tallies showing the outcome on a knife-edge amid the Trump campaign pursuing legal action to contest vote counts.


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