Karl Rove
To win, Mr. Trump must prove systemic fraud, with illegal votes in the tens of thousands. There is no evidence of that so far. — Karl Rove, longtime GOP operative
Karl Rove breaks from Trump in op-ed and says there's no evidence of voter fraud, marking one of the most notable GOP defections postelection
  • The longtime GOP operative Karl Rove on Wednesday became one of the most notable Republicans to break from President Donald Trump's refusal to concede the 2020 election.
  • The Trump campaign has been waging several court battles in an attempt to get recounts or toss out mail-in ballots, baselessly citing widespread voter fraud.
  • In a Wall Street Journal op-ed article, Rove wrote that "the president's efforts are unlikely to move a single state from Mr. Biden's column, and certainly they're not enough to change the final outcome."
  • "Once his days in court are over, the president should do his part to unite the country by leading a peaceful transition and letting grievances go," Rove wrote.
A handful of Republican senators have broken with Trump and congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on his victory — such as Sens. Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski — along with some other notable Republicans including former President George W. Bush, his brother Jeb Bush, and former Gov. John Kasich of Ohio.