President Trump took to Twitter late Monday to respond to those who see the General Services Administration’s decision to make federal resources available to Joe Biden’s transition team as a sign that his legal challenge is losing steam.
The GSA ascertained that Biden, the president-elect, is the “apparent winner” of the election earlier this month. Trump indicated in an earlier tweet that he directed his team to cooperate on the transition, but vowed to keep up the fight and followed up with another late-night tweet.
“What does GSA being allowed to preliminary work with Dems have to do with continuing to pursue our various cases on what will go down as the most corrupt election in American political history?” Trump tweeted. “We are moving full speed ahead. Will never concede to fake ballots & “Dominion.”’
Trump’s tweet came shortly after officials in Michigan voted to certify the election, and Pennsylvania seemed to be inching closer to certifying a Biden victory. Dominion Voting Systems has faced scrutiny and unproven claims about its ability to rig an election. Michael Steel, a spokesman for the company, told Fox News that it is “physically impossible” to switch votes.
John James, the Republican who lost in his race for the Senate in the state, has also refused to concede after losing by nearly 95,000 votes. MLive.com reported that James questioned the integrity of the election and said it would be “selfish” to concede because the public deserves to know that the votes were counted properly.
“In order to maintain that trust, the state owes both ballot access and ballot integrity. If both are not provided in balanced proportion, then the one side will always feel that they have not only lost but they have been cheated. This is a danger to Democracy,” he wrote.
On Monday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court turned back the Trump campaign lawsuits that aimed to dismiss more than 8,000 absentee ballots in Allegheny County for missing key information.
Josh Shapiro, the state’s attorney general, made headlines shortly before the election, when he tweeted, “If all the votes are added up in PA, Trump is going to lose.” He took to Twitter again on Monday to announce, “The Trump campaign was attempting to throw out ballots from eligible voters. Guess what? They just lost in the PA Supreme Court. Again.”
Trump’s legal team has suffered a string of losses in lower courts and what some saw as a brief public relations hiccup on Sunday when it distanced itself from Sidney Powell, the high-powered lawyer who represented Gen. Michael Flynn in his case.
Powell told the Wall Street Journal that her intention is to represent “#Wethepeople.”
“I intend to expose all the fraud and let the chips fall where they may. We will not allow the foundations of this great Republic to be destroyed by abject fraud,” she said.
Despite these legal setbacks and the decision by states to verify election results, supporters of the president seemed to have their eyes set on the U.S. Supreme Court since Nov. 6, when Justice Samuel Alito ordered officials in the Keystone State to keep mail-in ballots that arrived after Election Day in a…
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