Donald Trump Shows No Sign of Conceding After Electoral College Affirms Joe Biden Win

President Donald Trump welcomed a supporter's call for people to "ignore the electors" after Joe Biden's victory in the presidential election was affirmed by those casting Electoral College votes.

On Monday, the Electoral College's 538 members met to cast their ballots for president and vice president, with 306 going to Biden—surpassing the 270 needed to take the presidency.

While Biden has welcomed this and branded his win a "clear victory"—and dismissed what he called "baseless claims about the legitimacy of the results"—the president has continued his push against the outcome, as have his allies.

Voicing his continued rejection of the outcome, Trump responded to a tweet referring to a report which alleges irregularities with voting systems, released in a lawsuit aimed at challenging the results in Antrim County, Michigan.

The message urged people to "ignore the electors at this moment," and suggested they encourage lawmakers to look at the report.

Trump retweeted this and said votes for him had been "routed to Biden," adding: "This Fake Election can no longer stand."

Thank you Kevin. Many Trump votes were routed to Biden. The highly respected Michigan Judge released this epic report. True all over the Country. This Fake Election can no longer stand. Get moving Republicans. Big Swing State Win! 75,000,000 VOTES. https://t.co/0sodJFr80k

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 15, 2020

The president welcomed the report being released and reiterated his claims that irregularities with Dominion Voting Systems equipment had in part facilitated Biden's win.

Dominion Voting Systems released a statement which said: "There were no software 'glitches' that 'switched' votes in Antrim County or anywhere else. The errors identified in Antrim County were isolated human errors not involving Dominion."

It added: "Dominion Voting Systems has been the target of a continuing malicious and widespread disinformation campaign aimed at eroding confidence in the integrity of the 2020 presidential election."

A statement from Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson branded the report "another in a long stream of misguided, vague and dubious assertions designed to erode public confidence in the November presidential election."

"Let's be clear: Michigan's Nov. 3 general election in Michigan and across the country was the most secure in the nation's history," Benson added, following the report's release.

"There continues to be no evidence of widespread fraud, as affirmed by state and federal agencies including Attorney General William Barr, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency."

Now former Attorney General William Barr, whose resignation was detailed Monday, previously said the Justice Department had not uncovered evidence of widespread fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. The Trump campaign previously rejected Barr's comments.

Newsweek has contacted the Trump campaign for comment on the report and further comment on the Electoral College votes.

The president and his allies have continued to insist foul play led to Biden's win, though have thus far not substantiated claims of irregularities or fraud on such a scale that the election outcome would change.

Numerous election lawsuits aiming to overturn the results have failed, though some Republicans have continued to suggest there are legal avenues to victory for the president despite the Electoral College voting and such court defeats. Polling has indicated many Trump voters continue to not view Biden's win as legitimate.

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U.S. President Donald Trump golfs at Trump National Golf Club on December 13, 2020 in Sterling, Virginia. He is continuing to push against the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Al Drago/Getty Images