Caren, you are right.
Imagine if you are playing a game of chess. Before the game begins, your opponent looks to you and say, "I will win this game, but if I don't, you cheated." After the game is over and you've won....would you give ANY weight to claims of cheating made by your opponent?
You wouldn't. No one would.
Yet this is precisely what Trump did. He began calling the election rigged in April. He stood in front of roaring crowds and told them flat out that he would win.... or Biden cheated. I did some deep dives on this here: https://j-lund.medium.com/desperate-despot-dismantles-democracy-890774b731e6
And yet, million of Americans are drinking the kool aid.
Trump isn't playing by the rules. He doesn't care about law, he would have overthrown democracy if he could. He is unfit to run again and quite frankly, he should be in prison for treason.