Biden: Trump irresponsible for failing to concede

Saturday, 21 Nov, 2020

Trump is doing this by pressuring Republican officials in states like Michigan, Georgia, and others, where typical and minor election irregularities are being pointed to as signs of a conspiracy against Trump.

Mr Trump and his allies have been trying to convince judges and politicians in the state to set aside the popular vote and swap in Republican-chosen electors. Trump not only would need three state legislatures to intervene against vote counts as they stand now, but then also have those actions upheld by Congress and, nearly certainly, the Supreme Court. Election results show Biden beat Trump in MI by about 157,000 votes.

Republican State Secretary Brad Raffensperger welcomed the result, saying: "Georgia's historic first statewide audit reaffirmed that the state's new secure paper ballot voting system accurately counted and reported results".

Pelosi told a news conference Friday that she and Schumer would be talking with Biden about "the urgency of crushing of virus", including the lame-duck session of Congress, legislation on funding the government and COVID relief. "As secretary of state, I believe that the numbers that we have presented today are correct".

Results were posted on the secretary of state's website.

Kemp announced a news conference for Friday at 5 p.m.

Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer, said on Thursday he planned to file more lawsuits, accusing Democrats of masterminding a "national conspiracy" to steal the election, though he offered no evidence to support the claim. The momentary slip was yet another moment of drama in a race that has been fraught with accusations.

United States President-elect Joe Biden has assailed the Trump administration's lack of cooperation on the presidential transition, which he says hinders his team's ability to get up-to-date information on the coronavirus pandemic. During the 2016 campaign, in an opinion piece, he had defended Trump's refusal to release his tax returns.

The state has until Friday to certify results that have been certified and submitted by the counties.

No individual county showed a variation in margin larger than 0.73%, and the variation in margin in 103 of the state's 159 counties was less than 0.05%, Mr Sterling said.

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., whose district includes portions of Wayne County, said Trump was totally out of line.

Late Thursday evening, Romney released a statement on Twitter bashing Trump over reports that he personally called Republican canvassers in MI, who are attempting to overturn their own decisions to certify the election results in Wayne County encompasses Detroit. Both officials, who are white, initially refused to certify the election results, but reversed their opposition after their actions sparked outrage.

"These measures will improve the security of our elections, and that should lead to greater public trust", he said. Biden was declared the victor of the presidential election on November 7 after flipping Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin to the Democrats' column. He acknowledged their feelings on Friday.

According to CNN, Trump wants to get back at former President Barack Obama and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for saying Russian Federation helped him win, and wants revenge for the Mueller investigation.

Trump, meanwhile, is intensifying his brazen attempts to sow doubt on the election results. "Your honor, accusing people of fraud is a pretty big step", Goldstein said.