Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said US President Donald Trump is “within his rights” to challenge the election results, declaring Joe Biden the winner, in court. “President Trump is 100% within his rights to examine allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options,” McConnell told the Senate. “I think the president may have legal challenges going on in at least five states,” he added. The remarks were his first public comments since Biden was declared the winner of the presidential election. Trump allies have been reluctant to congratulate Biden or call on the current president to accept the result. Trump refused to concede the presidential race and launched legal battles, but there was no evidence of large-scale electoral irregularities or fraud in the election. Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer, however, said Republicans’ refusal to stand by election results was “extremely dangerous, extremely toxic to our democracy.” He added that prosecutions must be based on evidence and facts. “Joe Biden won the fair and square ballot,” Schumer said. Subscribe: For more news go to: Follow DW on social media: ►Facebook: ►Twitter: ►Instagram: Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: #USelection #JoeBiden #DonaldTrump.