Donald Trump Jnr tests positive for coronavirus

Ruben Fields
November 21, 2020

Mr Biden, who became President-elect on 7 November after his win in Pennsylvania prompted major television networks to call the election, was due to spend Saturday meeting Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and transition advisers.

Despite Trump's election denial, Biden is fully preparing to take over on January 20.

"We have not yet been made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in MI and as legislative leaders, we will follow the law and follow the normal process regarding Michigan's electors, just as we have said throughout this election", they said.

What is the president's next move?

Once Raffensperger certifies the results, Trump's campaign will have two business days to request a recount since the margin is within 0.5%.

Trump earlier this week invited MI legislators to the White House in an attempt to stop Biden from winning the Electoral College.

The president of the United Mine Workers of America has issued a sharp criticism of President Donald Trump and his allies for denying the projected results of the election and fighting for a second Trump term through dubious actions.

It is seen as highly unlikely that the president's team would be able to flip MI and Pennsylvania.

His comments came after Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, baselessly claimed during a chaotic press conference Thursday that voter fraud was nationally coordinated, despite there being no evidence.

A pair of Michigan Republican leaders delivered another blow when they declared on Friday night after a White House meeting with Trump: "We have not yet been made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan".

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But if he expected them to parrot the president's line and publicly support efforts to overturn election results in MI - which Biden won by 155,000 votes - he was mistaken.

Claiming against all odds that a path to victory remains viable, and facing pushback from fellow Republicans alarmed by his effort to overturn results, Trump invited MI lawmakers to the White House Friday as part of a bid to subvert the will of voters in key states.

"These measures will improve the security of our elections, and that should lead to greater public trust", he said. Democrats accuse Trump of abusing his office by trying to pressure the legislators to subvert the will of voters and seat their own electors to the Electoral College, which gathers on December 14.

Trump's endorsement two years ago helped Kemp win a heated Republican primary and eke out a narrow general election victory over Democrat Stacey Abrams.

Several White House staffers have tested positive for the disease in recent weeks, including chief of staff Mark Meadows, while six members of Congress have tested positive this week. He acknowledged their feelings on Friday. Even after losing the White House, Trump is expected to remain a powerful influence with GOP voters in the upcoming Senate runoffs in Georgia as well as in 2022, when Kemp will have to seek reelection. There were no calls for unity, there were no calls for healing.

She pointed out that some 70 Democratic lawmakers had boycotted his inauguration.

The president spent most of the day hunkered down in the White House, fuming about the "Rigged Election" and retweeting conservative personalities - including a QAnon conspiracy supporter - arguing that his rival's victory was fraudulent.

Raffensperger had ordered the hand recount as a part of the statewide risk-limiting audit process, because Biden's margin of victory was so thin.

Trump summoned a delegation of the battleground state's Republican leadership, including the state's Senate majority leader and House speaker, in an apparent extension of his efforts to persuade judges and election officials in the state to set aside Biden's 154,000-vote margin of victory and grant the president the state's electors. "The numbers reflect the verdict of the people, not a decision by the secretary of state's office or of courts or of either campaign".

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