Republican US Senator Murkowski Calls on Trump to Begin Transition Process

Clay Curtis
November 23, 2020

The Trump campaign has filed and lost a string of lawsuits in battleground states across the country and the president and aides have made baseless accusations of widespread voter fraud.

A slate of would-be electors for Trump filed a November 17 lawsuit against electors for Biden, alleging a wide variety of issues with the vote. He said there was "outrage" that they were going to be asked to meddle, adding: 'That simply didn't happen.' Officials meet today to discuss certifying Joe Biden's 154,000-vote win in the key state.

In the latest blow to Mr Trump, a judge in Pennsylvania dismissed his bid to block the state from certifying its election results. Thing is. her in-law had way more than a dozen chances to make that case before a judge, yet he's been thrown out of court left and right. and schooled by angry judges who say the challenges are a big waste of time - because Trump and co. presented no evidence of voter fraud.

Speaking on CNN he said: 'Let me name 15 or so Republican senators and what I am doing is not violating journalistic principle because they have told me what I am about to say.

Chatfield was among seven Republican legislators who met with Trump for about an hour in the White House on Friday.

The former vice president, working in his home state of DE, has announced a series of selections for White House posts.

Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, who in 2016 advised the Trump transition, said on ABC that the president's legal team was a "national embarrassment".

In Wisconsin, another disputed battleground state, officials accused Trump election observers of trying to obstruct a recount by objecting to almost every ballot in some places.

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Murkowski is one of the first Republican senators to congratulate the president-elect, along with Sens. Trump has made false charges of widespread fraud in MI and pressured state legislators to undo the results, but "154,000 votes is plenty to overcome", Upton said.

The state's results show Biden beating Trump by 12,670 votes out of about 5 million cast, or 0.25 per cent.

The state's Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has said he is confident in the results. All 83 counties have certified their own election results.

Trump's hopes of preventing the Democrat Biden from taking office on January 20 likely will be doomed if MI and Pennsylvania certify their results, confirming Biden as the victor of a combined 36 electoral votes.

A Nevada judge declined a request to block statewide certification of the election results or order a repeat of the vote in Las Vegas and surrounding Clark County for a Republican congressional candidate who lost by almost 5 per cent to an incumbent Democrat. Mr Biden won 154,000 more votes than Mr Trump in MI.

The rulings in separate cases by Clark County District Court Judge Gloria Sturman won't affect other legal actions pending in Nevada before Judge Sturman and other judges.

Electors in each state will convene as a so-called "Electoral College" on December 14 to formally select the next president. That prompted the president to jeer him on Twitter as an "Anti-Trump Hero", and Hogan tweeted back: "Stop golfing and concede".

While Biden has taken care to avoid being drawn into a public fight with Trump over the delay, choosing instead to project calm confidence and a desire to work with Republicans, he has allowed surrogates to voice more explicit warnings.

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