Tucker Carlson claims 2020 US election was 'rigged against '

Tucker Carlson opened his show Monday night claiming the 2020 election was ‘rigged’ against in plain view, as he accused Democrats of colluding with the media and big tech companies to bend the contest in Biden's favor.

The claims came as part of a lengthy monologue by the Fox News host just hours after  took a massive step towards admitting defeat in the election by announcing he was allowing the transition to Joe Biden to begin. 

Carlson called the election ‘not fair’ and said that ‘the system was rigged against one candidate and in favor of another… in ways that were not hidden from view.’

‘The 2020 election was not fair,’ he reiterated. ‘No honest person would claim that it was.’

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Tucker Carlson said during a Monday broadcast that the '2020 election was not fair' and that 'no honest person' could say that it was

Tucker Carlson said during a Monday broadcast that the '2020 election was not fair' and that 'no honest person' could say that it was

US President-elect Joe Biden leaves the Queen after meeting virtually with the United States Conference of Mayors in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 23, 2020

Trump took a significant step toward admitting defeat on Monday, issuing the green light to begin transition to Joe Biden

The Fox host's monologue came shortly after took a significant step toward admitting defeat on Monday, issuing the green light to begin transition to Joe Biden 

The top-ranking cable news host began by arguing that electronic voting systems are unreliable and called for a return to hand-counting paper ballots without the use of machines.

Carlson made the argument following a week in which he blasted attorney Sidney Powell - who was disavowed from ’s legal team on Sunday – for failing to provide evidence to back up her claims that Dominion Voting Systems were being manipulated to flip votes for Biden. 

‘You’ve heard a lot over the past few days about the security of our electronic voting machines. And this is a real issue, no matter who raises it or who tries to dismiss it out of hand as a conspiracy theory,’ Carlson said.

‘Electronic voting is not as secure as traditional hand-counting, period. It never will be as secure. Voters can see this because it’s obvious, and it makes them nervous.’ 

Carlson blamed US leaders for sowing the doubt over the machines’ legitimacy, and claimed that other countries have sought to avoid electronic voting because they too ‘know it undermines confidence in democracy’.

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‘Going forward, we need to find out exactly what happened in this month’s presidential election. We need to find out no matter how long it takes the investigation to unfold or how much it costs,’ Carlson implored.

‘And once we get answers from that investigation, we ought to revert immediately to the traditional system of voting, the one that served our democracy for hundreds of years. What we are doing now is not working.’

Carlson began his segment by insisting electronic voting machines could not be trusted. Just days earlier, he had criticized attorney Sidney Powell on his show for making such claims without providing evidence to back them up

Sidney Powell, an attorney later disavowed by the Trump campaign, participates in a news conference with U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani at the Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. November 19, 2020

Carlson began his segment by insisting electronic voting machines could not be trusted. Just days earlier, he had criticized attorney Sidney Powell (shown right with Giuliani) on his show for making such claims without providing evidence to back them up 

During a bizarre press conference with Rudy Giuliani at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington on Thursday, Powell wildly claimed the president had actually won the election ‘by a landslide’ but had been cheated by an 'algorithm' designed by Dominion Voting Systems

During a bizarre press conference with Rudy Giuliani at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington on Thursday, Powell wildly claimed the president had actually won the election ‘by a landslide’ but had been cheated by an 'algorithm' designed by Dominion Voting Systems

President and allies within his administration have routinely argued since Election Day that the 2020 race was ‘rigged’.

, who has not yet officially conceded the race, is also waging a series of legal fights in several battleground states to contest results and order recounts. So far, the pursuits have proved fruitless.

Equally, evidence of widespread voter fraud is still yet to be proven or disclosed by ’s legal team, which is being spearheaded by his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani.

Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security released a joint statement along with a number of partners and advisers that insisted there ‘is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes or was in any way compromised.’

The DHS also stressed that the 2020 election was ‘the most secure in American history’.

In response, fired Chris Krebs, who was the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, called the statement ‘highly inaccurate’.

Sidney Powell, a former attorney on 's legal team, wildly claimed the president had actually won the election ‘by a landslide’ but had been cheated by an 'algorithm' designed by Dominion Voting Systems. 

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