PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney came out swinging against President Donald Trump as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden now leads Trump by over 9,000 votes in Pennsylvania. Kenney believes Biden will be elected president and Trump will have put his “big boy pants on” and accept the election results.
“I think what the president needs to do is, frankly, put his big boy pants on. He needs to acknowledge the fact that he lost and he needs to congratulate the winner just as Jimmy Carter did, just as George H.W. Bush did and, frankly, just as Al Gore did and stop this and let us move forward as a country,” Kenney said during a Friday news conference.READ MORE: SEPTA Union President Releases Video Warning Its Members To Prepare For Possible Strike
The president and his campaign team have falsely claimed there’s been voter fraud happening in Philadelphia. Kenney called it “baseless claims.”
“What we have seen here in Philadelphia is democracy — pure and simple,” Kenney said.
City officials say around 40,000 ballots still need to be counted.
— Jim Donovan (@jimdonovancbs3) November 6, 2020
Election officials say around 40,000 votes still need to be counted in the city.
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