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Washington (Reuters)-After a bitter court retreat in Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump faces rising pressure from Republicans to overturn the U.S. presidential election and stop trying to make concessions to Democrat Joe Biden. doing.
Since Biden was declared the winner two weeks ago, Trump has launched a series of proceedings and a pressure campaign to prevent the state from proving the total number of votes.
So far, courts in Georgia, Michigan, and Arizona have failed attempts to block certification.
On Saturday, Republican federal judge appointed by former President Barack Obama dismissed a similar effort in Pennsylvania, calling the case “a tense law without merit and speculative criticism.” I wrote that it corresponds to “discussion”.
In order for Trump to have the hope of remaining in the White House, Biden’s 81,000-vote lead in Pennsylvania must be eliminated. The state will begin proof of the results on Monday.
Trump’s lawyer swore a prompt proceeding, but a lawyer who opposed him in court said he was out of time.
“This should nail the casket to further attempts by President Trump to use federal courts to rewrite the results of the 2020 elections,” said Kristen Clark, a lawyer’s committee for civil rights under the law. Said the president.
Some of Congress’s Trump fellow Republicans are now breaking the ranks.
Republican Senator Pat Toomey said the ruling blocked the chances of a legal victory in Pennsylvania and called on Trump to approve the election.
Liz Cheney, a member of the Republican leaders’ team in the House of Representatives, previously called for respect for “the sacredness of our election process” if Trump was unsuccessful in court.
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Trump refuses concessions
Biden won 6 million more votes than Trump in the November 3 elections and also won 306-232 in the state-by-state electoral college system that decides who will take the presidential vow on January 20. ..
He has spent the past few weeks preparing for his inauguration, but the Trump administration has refused to provide funding and security permits to do so.
Critics say Trump’s refusal to admit has serious implications for national security and the fight against the coronavirus, which killed nearly 255,000 Americans.
In order for Mr. Trump to stay in power, he needs to overturn election results in at least three major states. This is an unprecedented achievement in US history.
The recount in Georgia only confirmed Biden’s victory there, and authorities proved the result on Friday. Trump’s campaign said it would require another recount late Saturday.
In Wisconsin, election officials have criticized Trump’s volunteers for delaying partial recounts that were not expected to overturn Biden’s victory.
With countless recounts and proceedings imminent, Trump is now pressing the Republican-led state legislature to abandon the total number of votes and declare him a winner.
“Hopefully, the courts and legislatures … will have the courage to do what we have to do to maintain the integrity of our elections and the United States itself,” he said in Pennsylvania. I wrote it on Twitter later.
On Friday, he summoned two top Republicans to the White House in the Michigan State Parliament. After the meeting, they said there was no evidence that would lead them to intervene. Biden leads Trump in Michigan with 154,000 votes.
Election officials across the country have stated that there is no evidence of serious fraudulent voting, and Trump’s own administration calls elections “the safest in American history.”
But Trump’s accusations continue to fuel his hardcore Republican foundation. According to a Reuters / Ipsos poll, half of Republicans believe the election was stolen from Trump, and supporters held rallies nationwide to protest the outcome.
Report by Andy Sullivan; edited by Lincoln Feast.