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US election: Obama says fraud claims undermining democracy

Former US President Barack Obama has said senior US Republicans are undermining democracy by going along with US President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of election fraud.

In an interview with CBS News, due to air on Sunday, Obama said President-elect Joe Biden had “clearly won” this year’s race for the White House.
The result was called by US media last weekend, but some counting continues.

Claiming ballot tampering, Trump has launched a flurry of legal challenges.

The president’s team has yet to provide any evidence to support their claims, BBC reported.

Obama was speaking ahead of the release of his new memoir, A Promised Land, which charts his rise to the US Senate and first term as president. Due for release on 17 November, it is the first of two books covering his time in the White House.

The president-elect is 5.2 million votes ahead of Mr Trump – about 3.4% – and is projected to have enough electoral votes needed in the state-by-state Electoral College to take the presidency.