Lindsey Graham Personally Donates $500,000 to Trump Campaign's Legal Fund

Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on Thursday night personally donated $500,000 to President Donald Trump's campaign legal fund.

Graham announced his donation in an appearance on Fox News. He told host Sean Hannity that he "stands with President Donald" because "he stood with me."

"He's the reason we're going to have a Senate majority. My race was overwhelming. He helped Senate Republicans, we're going to pick up House seats" the Republican said. "I'm going to donate $500,000 tonight to President Trump's defense legal fund."

"I've been on your show. You raised a ton of money for me, your audience was incredibly helpful to Give to so we'll have the resources to fight. The allegations of wrongdoing are earth-shattering," Graham added.

Eric Trump, the president's son, thanked Graham for the donation. "@LindseyGrahamSC is a good man! Thank you for having spine! Fight this fraud!" he tweeted.

Newsweek reached out to the Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden's campaign for comment.

Lindsey Graham
Incumbent candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks to a crowd during his election night party on November 3, 2020 in Columbia, South Carolina. Sean Rayford/Getty

On Election Night, Graham successfully defended his seat, defeating Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison. The senator, who won his fourth race, is a close ally to Trump. Several outlets called the race with 56 percent reporting as Graham was ahead by 14.3 points or roughly 204,000 votes.

In his victory speech, Graham promised to block House Democrats' "radical agenda" and said he would work with lawmakers across the political aisle to "find common ground where I can."

"I will do everything I can to stop the radical agenda coming from Nancy Pelosi's House," he told a cheering crowd. "Speaker Pelosi, if you enact the agenda you're talking about, we're going to bury it in the Senate because it's bad for America."

On Thursday night, Graham accused the mainstream media of designing their polling system to "to suppress Republican votes."

Graham's donation to Trump's legal team comes after his campaign filed a series of lawsuits in three battleground states—Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia—throughout Wednesday seeking to halt ballot counting. As vote counting continues into Thursday, Nevada, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Georgia have not yet been called.

Currently, Biden has 264 Electoral College votes and Trump has 214. Fox News and the Associated Press have already called Arizona for Biden but a recent data error in the state has given the president new hope.

Trump must win four of the five remaining states, 56 Electoral College votes, to win a second term in the Oval Office. Biden would secure the presidency if he wins any one of the remaining states. Trump is currently leading in Georgia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, while Biden is ahead by about 1 percent in Nevada.