“They appear to be motivated, in part, because the president doesn’t like to lose and never admits loss,” Obama said.
He continued, “I’m more troubled by the fact that other Republican officials who clearly know better are going along with this, are humoring him in this fashion.”
“It is one more step in delegitimizing not just the incoming Biden administration, but democracy generally. And that’s a dangerous path.”
Watch Obama’s interview below:
Barack Obama tells Scott Pelley Republicans who “go along with” the President’s claims of election fraud put democracy on “a dangerous path.”— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) November 12, 2020
The former president appears in his first interview about his new book “A Promised Land,” Sunday on 60 Minutes. https://t.co/S7MEAx3F8j pic.twitter.com/CRx6XkT0Na
Trump has refused to concede and his campaign has instead filed lawsuits in multiple states. Late Thursday, President-elect Joe Biden was projected to win Arizona which would cement his victory with 290 Electoral College votes — there are 270 electoral votes need to win the White House.