President-elect Joe Biden thwarted Donald Trump’s attempt to challenge the election results, forging ahead with the transition plan, as the president also followed suit. MultipleState legal battles supported by Republican allies and the Department of Justice.
Trump’s campaign said Tuesday that it would file a federal lawsuit in Michigan that seeks to prevent the state’s top election official from certifying Biden’s victory. The campaign filed a similar lawsuit in Pennsylvania a day earlier, which was dismissed by Secretary of State Katherine Bokovar, saying that Trump’s lawyers failed to present a case.
Biden leads Trump by more than 148,000 votes in Michigan and more than 46,000 votes in Pennsylvania.
Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffenspar, meanwhile, rejected calls from two state senators, both fellow Republicans, to resign over unspecified electoral irregularities. Biden leads the state by more than 12,000 votes.
Trump’s campaign has so far provided no evidence of widespread irregularities or fraud, and it is unclear whether his attempt to hand over the election has much traction among the public. A Reuters / Ipsos poll published on Tuesday found that 79% of Americans believe Biden won the election, including about 6 in 10 Republicans.
Polls show Trump winning just 3%, while 13% say the election has not been decided.
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Two different groups of international observers have stated that the election was fair and free of major irregularities. One of them, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Criticized Trump for “baseless” attacks on the integrity of the vote. Secondly, organizations of US states – which were invited by the State Department to oversee the election – reported that Trump had Repeatedly sought to put “aspiration” on the election process.
Biden called Trump’s approach an embarrassment, and his lawyers said the legal challenges would fail and Democrats would inevitably be sworn in as president on January 20.
“How can I say that? I think it will not help the president’s legacy, ”Biden said at a news conference in Wilmington, Delaware.
His campaign On Tuesday, dozens of “agency review teams” announced that the administration of the General Services Administration would begin preparing the government for Biden’s administration once Trump’s appointment, allowing the transition to begin with a search The Democrat is the incoming president.
Biden aides have complained that GSA Administrator, Emily Murphy, is obstructing the infection by refusing to release the search.
Republicans have largely supported Trump’s effort, although a handful – including Ohio Senator Rob Portman, in a statement on Tuesday – have called on the president to produce whatever evidence of widespread fraud. Senator Pat Tommy of Pennsylvania, also a Republican, said on Tuesday There is an interview with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 that the Trump administration should begin Biden’s transition to the presidency, a move he has so far opposed.
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Still, Trump’s campaign has escalated his long-shot court cases, while the president – who hasn’t spoken publicly since last Thursday – fires the tweet declaring himself the winner. In a tweet on Tuesday evening, he tweeted that the country concluded a “rigged election”, as no evidence was presented for the claim.
Trump’s campaign spoke to allies on Tuesday, saying the election is “far from over” and that it will push forward a range of legal challenges. It also said that they are “preparing to announce requests in major states.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Supported Trump’s view. Attorney General William Barr issued a memorandum to federal prosecutors on Monday, inviting them to recommend cases of vote fraud that violated Justice Department policy before the elections publicly damaging the trust Advise against authenticating such investigations before the election to avoid being delivered.
Secretary of State Michael Pompeo Tuesday jokingly said that there would be a smooth transition for a second Trump administration.
Biden leads by about 12,600 votes in Georgia, 14,700 votes in Arizona, 20,500 votes in Wisconsin, 46,000 votes in Pennsylvania, and 148,600 votes in Michigan. The counting of votes usually changes the results of the election by only hundreds of ballots.
“These margins cannot be overcome in rickets. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Bob Bauer, a Boudon lawyer, said, “The recruits are still another piece of political drama.” Trump’s real purpose, he said, is “other, if you will, collateral purpose.”
Some Republicans have spoken out against the election by Trump and his allies and Biden’s attempt to undermine the presidency. Their former national security Advisor John Bolton said Pompeo’s remarks “clarify his credibility internationally,” adding that he suspects the secretaries were influenced by his own ambition to seek the party’s nomination in 2024.
Republican and Trump critic Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said the president had the right to use legal procedures to challenge the results of the election, but did not see anything that would change the outcome. “I think most people realize that this election is over,” he said. “We have to move forward.”
Cost a cost
The Trump campaign will have to decide by next week whether it will pay for a withdrawal in Wisconsin. Former Republican governor, Scott Walker, has said he does not think it will change the state’s results, citing previous calculations that it had minimal impact.
The state’s last recon was valued at $ 2 million; Two people familiar with the matter said that the Trump campaign intends to ask for one in this election.
Biden’s colleagues are intensifying criticism of the president. Senator Chris Murphy of the Connecticut Democrat on Tuesday called Trump illusory.
“This confusion is not a bizarre one. This is an attack on our democracy, “he said on Tuesday, adding that Barr’s invitation to investigate vote fraud is a” cosmetics “.”
– assisted by Brenna Goth, Mario Parker and Jennifer Jacobs