Statement: There is no basis for President Trump’s false claims, says National Council on Election Integrity

In response to President Trump’s briefing this evening, the bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity — a group of more than 40 former elected officials, former Cabinet secretaries, retired military officials, and civic leaders — issued the following statement:

“The president spent 15 minutes using the podium of the White House to make false claims that undermine the integrity of our elections and do a disservice to the hard-working election officials around the nation who have performed their duties admirably. 

There is absolutely no basis for these irresponsible claims. 

Politicians can say whatever they choose, but it is the American people who decide their leaders, not the other way around. Our constitutional process demands we count every vote.”