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Trump falsely claims he won Minnesota in 2020

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Former President Donald Trump said on Friday that he won Minnesota in 2020, despite Democratic presidential candidates carrying the state for more than 40 years.


“I thought we won it in 2016. I thought we won it in 20 — I know we won it in 2020,” he said during a speech at the Minnesota GOP dinner in St. Paul. Trump added, “We got to watch those votes.”


The false claim was the latest in a spate of election denialism and conspiracy comments the former president has made since his 2020 presidential loss.


President Joe Biden won Minnesota in 2020 with 52.4% of the state’s votes, compared to Trump’s 45.3%. The margin between the two candidates was more than 233,000 votes.