Toomey: Biden projection 'is probably correct, but there's a reason that we do the count'

Toomey: Biden projection 'is probably correct, but there's a reason that we do the count'
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Sen. Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeyBlack women look to build upon gains in coming elections Watch live: GOP senators present new infrastructure proposal Sasse rebuked by Nebraska Republican Party over impeachment vote MORE (R-Pa.) acknowledged Sunday that media outlets were “probably correct” to call the presidential election for President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenRand Paul calls for Fauci's firing over 'lack of judgment' Dems look to keep tax on billionaires in spending bill Six big off-year elections you might be missing MORE Saturday but said all ballots should be counted in the meantime.

“Seventy million Americans voted for Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSix big off-year elections you might be missing Twitter suspends GOP Rep. Banks for misgendering trans health official Meghan McCain to Trump: 'Thanks for the publicity' MORE and they and the president deserve to have this process play out,” Toomey said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. “[T]he media projection is probably correct, but there’s a reason that we actually do the count.”

“And by the way, part of our process is to adjudicate disputes, it can include recounts,” he added, noting that under Pennsylvania law, a margin of 0.5 points or less automatically triggers a recount.

“So let’s let this come to its proper conclusion and in the process, maximize the number of people who have confidence it was done properly,” he added.

Biden's projected win on Saturday came seconds after Biden's lead in Pennsylvania grew to more than 30,000 votes after Philadelphia reported about 3,000 ballots.

Toomey acknowledged “the personality traits and character traits of the president rubbed a lot of people the wrong way and that was probably problematic for the president," suggesting that was the reason for numerous downballot Republicans at the federal and state level faring better than Trump in the 2020 election.

Toomey, who is retiring in 2022, has pushed back against the president’s unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud, saying his recent statement making such a claim was “hard to watch” and that “there’s no evidence here” for his allegations.