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Republican Maryland governor: 'Whether you like it or not, it's time to get behind the winner of the race'

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said Sunday that “whether you like it or not, it’s time to get behind the winner” of the 2020 race after President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenSenate holds longest vote in history as Democrats scramble to save relief bill Ex-Trump appointee arrested in Capitol riot complains he won't be able to sleep in jail Biden helps broker Senate deal on unemployment benefits MORE was declared the victor.

The Maryland governor, who has been a critic of President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new tranche of endorsements DeSantis, Pence tied in 2024 Republican poll Lawmakers demand changes after National Guard troops at Capitol sickened from tainted food MORE, told CNN’s “State of the Union” that he doesn’t think “anything” will “overturn” the projections announced Saturday. The Trump campaign has filed lawsuits contesting the vote in several states over the past week. 

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“The way our system works is we all cast the votes, we count the votes and then we live with the results,” Hogan said on Sunday.

“If there is evidence of widespread voter fraud, then we ought to come out with it. I’m sure they are a few irregularities,” he added before telling CNN’s Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperEx-Trump press secretary criticized for stirring up QAnon on Twitter Maryland GOP governor says he would have voted to convict Trump Democratic senator defends decision not to call witnesses: 'They weren't going to get more Republican votes' MORE that he hasn’t “seen any evidence” of voter fraud. 

“There are legal processes if you think there are mistakes, but I don’t think we’re gonna see anything that’s gonna overturn this election,” he said. 

“This is the way our system works,” he added. “Whether you like it or not, it's time to get behind the winner of the race”

When Tapper asked Hogan if Trump should concede, the Maryland governor said the president “ought to at least acknowledge that he will” concede but that it might “take a few more days,” noting that votes in three states are still outstanding. 

“But at some point, I think very soon, the narrative may change,” he said. “More and more people in my party are accepting the results, and a number of people also did congratulate the president-elect. And hopefully the president’s team will do the right thing in the end.”

Hogan, who said he cast a write-in vote for former President Reagan this election, spoke one day after Biden was projected to win the presidency after days of counting votes.

Trump and his campaign are fighting the results by filing several lawsuits based on unfounded arguments that voter fraud led to Biden’s win. The president has refused to concede to Biden.