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Timothy L. O'Brien

Trump's Election-Fraud Business Is Booming

The president needn’t risk his own money as long as others are willing to chip in.

Still contesting the November election.

Still contesting the November election.

Photographer: Chris Kleponis/Bloomberg

The president of the United States, a self-described multibillionaire, is still claiming the 2020 election was rigged — and he wants you to give him some of your money to help him sort that out.

Ever since it became clear Joe Biden was the president-elect, Donald Trump’s campaign has pushed out a tsunami of text messages and email solicitations seeking donations to defray legal bills it’s incurred while trying, unsuccessfully, to overturn the election. Already, the effort has raised between $150 million and $170 million, according to the Washington Post and the New York Times.