Trump campaign quietly laying off staff following election defeat

Trump has yet to concede or begin the transition process

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Trump’s re-election campaign is reportedly laying off staff as the president continues to refuse to concede to the 2020 race.

This Sunday (Nov. 15) will be the last working day for aides at the campaign’s headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. Others will remain employed until November 30, according to a report by McClatchy DC News. Aides helping with Trump’s election lawsuits have not been given an end date, according to the report. 

“Unlike most campaigns which close down immediately after Election Day, because of the unprecedented nature of the 2020 race, we have long had a plan to continue on to see President Trump re-elected,” Tim Murtaugh, the communications director for the Trump campaign, told McClatchy DC.

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“However, staffers related to events, trips, door knocking and grassroots organizing played roles that ended on Election Day and obviously play less of a role after Election Day,” Murtaugh continued. “We are raising significant amounts of money to fuel the president’s challenges and will retain appropriate staff to see the post-election process through to the president’s victory.”

Trump has yet to concede or begin the transition process. Instead, the president has taken aim at major media networks for allegedly conspiring with Democrats to steal the election. 

Despite offering zero substantial evidence to support his claims, Trump has filed lawsuits in several states to overturn the election outcome.

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Election officials in 49 states (excluding Texas) have confirmed to the New York Times that there was zero evidence of widespread voter fraud.

In Texas, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has offered $1 million for any evidence that votes/ballots were compromised. The move comes after he claimed in a radio interview with The Mark Davis Show last month that Democrats were attempting to steal the election. 

“The bottom line is that there is no truth to any of this and, at some point, we all have to collectively accept that yelling ‘voter fraud’ when there is no evidence whatsoever of it, is yelling ‘fire’ in a crowded theater,” said Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman on CNN. “It is harming the democratic franchise of our country and the peaceful transition of power, and we cannot accept that.”

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