Joseph diGenova, a lawyer for President Donald Trump’s campaign, has resigned from the Washington, D.C.-based Gridiron Club, a journalistic organization, after he stoked controversy after he said the federal government’s former cybersecurity chief should be “shot.”
President Donald Trump continued to push election fraud conspiracy theories, saying the November 3 general election is a “far bigger scandal than anyone would have thought.”
The president’s message urged individuals to watch hearings in Michigan that will address his claims of voter fraud.
For much of the year, polling showed Donald Trump trailing Joe Biden. It may have taken a while, but Biden has won the election and it’s not particularly close. As votes slowly trickle in, it looks like the former Vice President will prevail by more than 7 million votes.
Speaking to reporters earlier this morning, Georgia Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan (R) said Georgia Republicans were “certainly not” making “deals” that have allowed voter fraud to take place, as President Donald Trump has claimed.
Christopher Krebs, the nation’s former federal cybersecurity chief, hinted he would sue a Trump campaign attorney who called for violence against him.
Yesterday, Joe diGenova, an attorney for President Donald Trump’s campaign, said Krebs should be shot for disputing the president’s unfounded claims of voter fraud.
Although President Donald Trump has authorized President-elect Joe Biden’s transition, he continues to assert that the results in closely-watched swing states are fraudulent.
Earlier this morning, the president claimed that the results in Nevada are “fake.” The president’s comment was in response to a Twitter account that claimed the Covid-19 pandemic, which has claimed more than 270,000 American lives to date, is a hoax. (The president has often undermined the pandemic response, insisting from the moment the pandemic began that it would all be over “soon,” though this has obviously not been the case.)
President Donald Trump claimed his campaign won the state of Michigan “by a lot,” further casting doubt on an election President-elect Joe Biden won decisively. Trump lost the state by a margin of more than 34,000 votes.
The state of Wisconsin has been the tightest during the last two presidential elections. In 2016, Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton there by around 24,000 votes. And in 2020, Joe Biden defeated Trump in the state by slightly under 21,000 votes.
Twitter flagged President Donald Trump under its civic integrity policy after he continued to post false claims about the election, this time claiming that President-elect Joe Biden can take office only “if he can prove that his ridiculous” popular vote tally was not “fraudulently or illegally obtained.”
President Donald Trump claimed the 2020 election was a “total scam” but still urged Republicans to vote in Georgia’s Senate runoffs, which are scheduled for January. If either of the incumbents––Kelly Loeffler and David Purdue––get enough votes, Republicans will maintain their majority in the Senate.
President Donald Trump continued to push baseless election fraud claims on Twitter this morning, this time claiming that there is “NO WAY” President-elect Joe Biden, whose transition this week the president finally allowed to proceed, received more than 80 million votes.
Fred Eshelman, founder of Eshelman Ventures LLC, has sued the Houston-based pro-Trump True the Vote Inc. for failing to prove that the 2020 general election was fraudulent. Eshelman is looking to recoup the $2.5 million he donated earlier this month because his requests for updates on the effort to overturn the results of the election were met with “vague responses, platitudes, and empty promises.”
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger voted for President Donald Trump and says the president threw him and his family “under the bus” when he worked to defend the election amid the president’s false claims that the 2020 general election was fraudulent.
President Donald Trump plans to visit Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for a hearing by the Pennsylvania Senate Majority Policy Committee that will examine “election impropriety,” according to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
In the days of Donald Trump, the Republican party has been more and more willing to buy into conspiracy theories. From climate denial to QAnon congresswomen to climate denial to Burisma, nothing has seemed out of bounds.
The state of Pennsylvania has certified President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of its election, driving a further wedge into President Donald Trump’s legal efforts to overturn the election results.
President Donald Trump defended the General Services Administration (GSA) and its chief, Emily Murphy, saying it “has been terrific” despite the agency being at the center of controversy after Trump ordered his administration not to acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory and Murphy declined to allow the transition to proceed.
Actor Randy Quaid, known for his roles in such films as The Last Detail and Midnight Express, has made his support for President Donald Trump well known and he has in recent weeks expressed his and the president’s shared belief that the November 3 election was fraudulent despite all evidence to the contrary.
For months now, the Trump administration has known that it was going to have a hard time winning the election. While it was closer than Democrats hoped, Joe Biden prevailed by a significant margin.
The Republicans had multiple contingency plans in place following Biden’s win. There have been lawsuits filed in a number of states. The president even tried to convince Michigan electors to change their votes for him.
Donald Trump lost the 2020 election in convincing fashion. And like he has done throughout his entire business career, the president has responded to failure by suing everyone and everything.
But the Trump administration has had a very tough time in the court room. Legal firms like Jones Day quickly decided against representing Donald Trump after seeing how poorly their efforts were going over in the court of public opinion.