Trump calls for ‘termination’ of election rules in constitution to overturn 2020 election

Former President Trump called for the suspension of constitutional rules governing elections to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election after the release of more detailed information about Twitter’s role in suppressing a story about Hunter Biden.

“A massive fraud of this type and magnitude warrants the termination of all rules, regulations and articles, even those found in the Constitution,” Trump said in a Truth Social post.

“Our great ‘Founders’ did not want, and would not tolerate, false and fraudulent elections!” He continued.

Trump’s post comes after the first of the “Twitter Files” on “suppression of free speech” was posted on Twitter on Friday. The posts focused on the controversy surrounding President Biden’s son Hunter Biden and Twitter’s response, limiting the spread of posts about it.

The New York Post published a story in October 2020, less than a month before Election Day, alleging that Hunter Biden used his influence to connect a Ukrainian businessman with his father while serving as vice president.

A laptop allegedly dropped off at a computer repair shop in Delaware contained evidence demonstrating Hunter Biden’s actions, former Trump lawyer and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani told the Post.

There were widespread concerns about the authenticity of the laptop’s content at the time, and Twitter took steps to block users from sharing the link to the story on its platform.

The Federal Election Commission ruled last year that Twitter did not break any election laws when it blocked users from sharing links to the story, saying it was for a valid commercial reason and not a political one.

Major news organizations were later able to confirm some of the emails on the laptop.

Trump said the revelations show “MASSIVE & WIDESPREAD FRAUD & DECEPTION” by Big Tech, the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Party and asked whether the 2020 election results should be thrown out and he should be declared the winner or a new election should be held place. held.

The posts on Twitter’s response to the Hunter Biden story show no signs of a widespread conspiracy to curtail the content, but some chaos, confusion and disagreement among Twitter staff about the platform’s rationale for censoring it.

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