WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump and his allies are working overtime to try and cast doubt on the results of the 2020 election, with Mr. Trump summoning state legislators to the White House on Friday.
With each state working to certify their votes, Mr. Trump has been personally calling local election officials, a legal challenge Pennsylvania, and pressuring county officials in Arizona to delay certifying votes.
This comes as President-elect Joe Biden topped 306 electoral votes last week compared to Mr. Trump’s 232. Election experts have seen this as a last ditch effort by the Trump campaign despite many believing Biden will be sworn in come January 20.
Mr. Trump’s own desperate attempts are expected to do little to impact the election results with Biden has now received more votes than any other presidential candidate in history. The President’s refusal to accept the results will have a lasting negative impact on the country with his supporters saying he won.
Earlier this week, two Republican canvassers in Wayne County blocked the certification of votes but relented and the results were certified. However, later both would sign affidavits saying they believed the county vote “should not be certified.”
According to the Michigan secretary of state, they cannot rescind their votes. That isn’t stopping the President from pushing the issue. He’s invited Michigan’s Republican legislative leaders, Senate Majority Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield, to the White House tomorrow but no details about what will be discussed.
During a press conference in Wilmington, Delaware on Thursday, Biden said the American people are “witnessing incredible irresponsibility, incredibly damaging messages are being sent to the rest of the world about how democracy functions.”
“I just think it’s totally irresponsible,” he said.
The news of the President inviting state lawmakers to the White House comes just hours after Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and his allies spoke at an off the rails press conference filled with conspiracy theories and lies.
Trump legal adviser Jenna Ellis, who joined Giuliani, said more evidence would be forthcoming but did not mention the Trump team has lost 31 of its 32 cases they’ve brought forward thus far.