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Top Republican officials are continuing to back President Trump’s quest to challenge the 2020 presidential election via recounts and allegations of voter fraud, days after Fox News and other media outlets projected Democrat Joe Biden as the winner.

Despite Biden being projected as winning key swing states, including Pennsylvania and Nevada, the results have yet to be certified, and Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., are defending Trump’s right to pursue all legal avenues.

“If any major irregularities occurred this time of a magnitude that would affect the outcome, then every single American should want them to be brought to light,” McConnell said on the Senate floor Monday. “If the Democrats feel confident that they have not occurred, they should have no reason to fear any extra scrutiny. We have the tools and institutions we need to address any concerns.”

That same day, Vice President Mike Pence delivered encouraging words at a meeting in the ceremonial office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next door to the White House. According to an administration official who was in the room, the vice president walked in to a standing ovation. Read more…