In a long, often disjointed, conference call between outgoing president Donald Trump, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and others in Washington and Georgia, the defeated president who lost in both the popular and Electoral College vote for president against Joe Biden tried to convince, persuade, threaten and even begged, the state to change at least enough votes to overturn his loss in that state. It didn’t sell.
But the Senate Majority Leader also lauded defeated president Donald Trump for his Supreme Court appointments and other claimed “accomplishments” while other Republicans say the fight to overturn democracy is “not over.”
As usual, Trump lied. He had claimed that the Electoral College vote would allow him to accept the results of an election he lost, but he turned to Twitter to claim Biden lost while he, and only he, won.
The defeated president may have appointed three of the court’s new justices but they turned to the law to say his attempt to overturn results in Pennsylvania was nothing but a sham.
With “official” certification of the votes in the state with the most votes and electors in America, California put the certified electoral count over the threshold of victory for Joe Biden over the still whining Donald Trump.
Like the outgoing discredited president they worship, Trump’s supporters use lies and misdirection to try and prolong his final reckoning from voters who rejected him at the polls.
A closer look at Trump’s failing, monthlong fight against an election he clearly lost.
The unanimous decision by a panel appointed by GOP presidents, including Trump, will be appealed to the Supreme Court, his lawyers promise.
Trump tried to persuade GOP board members of the state certification board to join his fantasy claim of election fraud. They didn’t.
The courts continue to strike down his vain attempts to overturn a legal election, often with scathing comments about his tactics rhetorics, and lies.