Trump fundraising emails for legal defense would also pay down campaign debt

The Trump campaign has sent a flurry of text messages and emails urging supporters to contribute to Trump's court challenges

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More than half of any donation for Donald Trump’s “election defense” fund could go toward paying down debt from the president’s campaign, according to the fine print written on emails sent to donors.

Demanding a recount in Wisconsin and other battleground states that delivered a victory to Biden on Saturday, Trump and his campaign say that there are too many “irregularities” with Wisconsin’s ballots to trust the outcome. But the Trump campaign has not produced any evidence that supports the accusation.

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Since Tuesday’s election, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has twice asked the campaign for examples of the alleged problems, but the outlet has not been provided with any proof.

Trump’s campaign manager, Bill Stepien, also said Wednesday that the campaign would seek a recount because “there have been reports of irregularities in several Wisconsin counties, which raise serious doubts about the validity of the results.”

Over the last four days, the Republican National Committee and the president’s campaign have sent a flurry of text messages and emails urging supporters to contribute to Trump’s court challenges.

“We will NOT give up. The Wisconsin results are too close,” a Saturday morning email from the Trump campaign said. “There are too many irregularities and room for potential DECEPTION to give up now. We need to FIGHT BACK, but we can’t do it without your help.”

Accusing the Trump campaign of grifting its supporters, Twitter user Robert Diamond, uploaded an image of a strongly-worded FINAL NOTICE email he received from the campaign that implored him to join the campaign in defending the election and cautioned him to stop ignoring Team Trump: Eric, Lara, Don Jr, and Vice President Mike Pence, as well as President himself.

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Meagan Wolfe, the director of the Wisconsin Elections Commission told reporters on Thursday that her agency had “not received any reports of any irregularities. “

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