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Most Republicans in Congress have been reluctant to suggest President Trump abdicate the presidential election to Democrat Joe Biden. They argue that it is best to let Trump consume his legal options before they apply too much pressure.
That pressure has been mounting and may be on the verge of collapsing this week, as major states endorse the total votes and make their results official.
Michigan and Pennsylvania are slated to do so on Monday, and Nevada on Tuesday. Arizona and Wisconsin have certification deadlines next week.
Republican Senator Pat Tommy Trump from Pennsylvania called on to accept the result.
“President Trump has exhausted all reasonable legal options to challenge the outcome of the Pennsylvania presidential race,” Tommy He said In a statement in response to the Trump campaign loss in Pennsylvania Federal Court Saturday.
The retired senator continued to call Biden’s president-elect and indicated that he was disappointed with the outcome, but said it was time to move forward so that Trump could preserve what he saw as a legacy of accomplishments in office.
Tommy wrote: “To ensure he remembers these remarkable achievements, and to help unify our country, President Trump should accept the election result and facilitate the presidential transition.”
Republican Chris Christie, who is close to Trump, was more outspoken on Sunday, as he is known about the former New Jersey governor.
“If you have evidence of fraud, present it,” Christie said He said On ABC. “Quite frankly, the behavior of the president’s legal team was a national embarrassment.”
With Biden winning 306 electoral votes, expanding his margins in major states since Election Day (now leading by more than 6 million in the national popular vote), Trump losing case after court case, Tommy, Christy and a handful of other prominent Republicans have called on Trump to end his attempts to reverse the results. Election and start working with Biden’s transition team.
These calls may grow louder this week after prospective testimonies in those three major states shut down any path for Trump to garner the electoral votes needed to retain the presidency.
This is the latest in every state:
After a judge said that Trump’s legal team did not show “realistic evidence of endemic corruption” and rejected the Trump campaign’s attempts to block certification, the campaign Attractive.
In his opinion he rejected the Trump case – argued by Rudy Giuliani, who Resist In his first court appearance in decades – Judge Matthew Bran, Republican wrote:
“In the United States of America, this cannot justify denying one voter the right to vote, let alone all of the sixth state’s most populous voters. Our people, our laws, and our institutions are demanding more.”
Individual provinces must certify their results to the Secretary of State by Monday, after which they submit their own testimony.
WKAR Reports Abigail Censky: At Monday’s Michigan State Council block meeting, two Democrats and two Republicans will meet to validate the Michigan election results. The unofficial results have already been adopted from all 83 counties at the county level.
Despite the Republicans’ constant alarm bells about electoral irregularities, the lawsuits were Disqualified or withdrawn, And election officials at the state and local levels, including prof Friday report From the state election office, proof that Michigan’s election was safe.
The president has also pressed state lawmakers to either try not to endorse the results or to install voters loyal to Trump. On Thursday, President Summoned Senior Republicans in the Michigan state legislature to the White House.
But lawmakers, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirky and Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield, said after the meeting that they saw no reason why the outcome did not match the vote – with Biden winning.
“We have not yet obtained any information that would change the election outcome in Michigan,” they said in a joint statement, and as legislative leaders, we will follow the law and follow normal voter procedures in Michigan. As we said during this election. “
An attempt to halt the Nevada testimony, presented by the failed Republican Senate candidate, Sharon Angel, was dropped Friday.
Angle’s group, the Election Integrity Project, claimed that about 1,400 votes were cast for people who actually moved to California and registered to vote there, and that about 8,000 ballot papers were mailed to people who had not voted in a decade, which is against Nevada law.
Biden won the state by more than 33,000 votes.
District Court Judge Gloria Strowman: “The civil remedy of rejecting an election is just a shocking question.” Tell Group attorney. “You are asking me to cancel 1.4 million votes on the chance that between 250 and 8,000 people will not vote.”
The following week sees two major states ratify their results: Arizona on November 30 and Wisconsin on December 1. Biden won both states by a narrow margin.
Trump’s campaign requested a recount in two heavily Democratic-leaning counties that put Biden ahead in Wisconsin. But state election officials complain that Trump campaign monitors are obstructing and slowing the recount from actually taking place, “in some cases by objecting to every ballot roll that was pulled for counting.” Associated Press Reports.
The states are due to expire their electors on December 8th, and then electors will cast their ballots in state capitals on December 14th. Vice President Pence will receive those votes on December 23, and Congress will collect them on January 6 before Biden is inaugurated. January 20.
The Trump campaign may try to pull this off for as long as possible, presenting in many cases petty challenges and appeals. But the pressure this week will likely only build on those around him to abandon Trump or persuade him to give up on what appears to be a futile battle as the days go by.