US President Donald Trump suffered setbacks on Friday in his attempt to overturn the presidential election. The authorities in Georgia also declared the Democrat Joe Biden the winner in the state after the second count. In Nevada, Judge Gloria Sturman refused an injunction from Trump’s campaign team to stop certification of the results. She spoke of a “shocking motion.
Two senior Republican state legislators from Michigan said after a meeting with Trump at the White House that they did not yet have any information that would lead to a change in the outcome. The “normal procedure” regarding the distribution of the electorate would be followed.
In addition, several Republicans in Congress recently openly opposed the President’s efforts to challenge Biden’s victory, which had been called for by data providers and the US media. Senator Lamar Alexander called on the administration to initiate the transition phase. Michigan Congressman Fred Upton said on allegations of electoral fraud in his state that no one had presented any evidence of it. Senator Susan Collins as well as her colleagues Dan Sullivan and Mitt Romney were also critical. A Republican strategist spoke of an avalanche effect in the party: “In reality, Republicans everywhere are opening a new chapter” in Trump’s presidency.
According to the data provider Edison Research, Biden is ahead of Trump with 232 in the presidential election with 306 voters. At least 270 voters are needed for a victory.
More than two weeks after the US election, Trump has not admitted defeat and speaks of fraud and irregularities. However, the complaints filed by his campaign team in this connection have so far had no effect on the election results. According to insiders, Trump’s team is now betting that in states like Michigan, Republican-dominated state legislatures will intervene and override the election results. This would be unprecedented in the US.
- hp with reports from APA. picture: pixabay.com
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