Biden: Trump irresponsible for failing to concede

Clay Curtis
November 21, 2020

MI state legislators headed to the White House on Friday as President Trump made an extraordinary and sure-to-be futile attempt to block Joe Biden's victory in the battleground state and subvert the results of the 2020 presidential election. The House GOP caucus has prepared a 732-word stock response that pushes back, stating that state law clearly requires that electors be nominated by the party that wins the most votes.

Mr Biden won the county by a huge margin, according to unofficial results, and won MI by about 146,000 votes. The recount results now put his lead at 12,284.

"Far from me to question his motives, it's just outrageous what he's doing", Mr Biden said, referring to Mr Trump's legal manoeuvres to overturn the election result.

But a few Republicans, including senator and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, have spoken out. If it does not certify Biden's victory, it is likely a court would order the members to do so.

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The audit was automatically carried out, in accordance with a new state law, to verify the tally reached by vote-counting machines.

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

"Because there are legal consequences for lying to judges", said Mr Sasse. The attorney, L. Lin Wood Jr., argues that the state had illegally changed the process for handling absentee ballots earlier this year.

Trump has threatened to go to the Supreme Court to overturn the election result, however experts told Business Insider that he is simply running out of time and that the Supreme Court will likely be disinterested.

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Trump allies who have also amplified false claims include Charlie Kirk, a conservative activist, who promoted misleading claims about "found ballots".

He takes the unprecedented step Friday of hosting at the White House two legislative leaders from MI, where Trump's team seeks to block the state from certifying the vote. It was not immediately clear what the conversation would be about.

Nationally, Biden won almost 6 million more votes than Trump, a difference of 3.8 percentage points.

"Let me be very clear, this goes beyond partisan politics, and it's an attempt to subvert our democracy and undermine the will of MI voters", Dingell said.

"Every aspect of what we do is completely transparent - no secret data or knowledge", Azar said.

Trump's White House meeting was coming days after he personally called two local canvass board officials who had refused to certify the results in Wayne County, Michigan's most populous county and one that overwhelmingly favoured Biden. "Republicans at all levels - state, county, election boards, legislatures - must resist this political pressure".

What is Trump team's position on Georgia? The Trump camp is also asking a judge to nullify Nevada's election results or set them aside and declare him the victor. The White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Trump campaign figures would not be present and added the president "routinely meets with lawmakers across the country".

His comments came after a Thursday press conference by Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who repeated previous claims without providing evidence that Trump, rather than President-elect Joe Biden, won the election. Ahead of the Georgia announcement, Giuliani seemed hint that the outcome of the recount would not help Trump. "So it means nothing to count these ballots", said Giuliani, who once served as the mayor of NY. Those two races are headed to a January runoff.

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