After Biden Win, McConnell says Trump OK to Fight Election

President Has Not Conceded

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November 09, 2020 - 3:49 pm
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters during a press conference in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite President-elect Joe Biden's victory, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Donald Trump is “100% within his rights” to question election results and consider legal options.

The Republican leader said Monday the process will play out and “reach its conclusion.”

Trump has declined to concede the presidential race and is mounting legal fights, but there has been no indication or evidence of voter irregularities or fraud in the election.

McConnell's comments were his first public remarks after Biden was declared the winner on Saturday.