Mr Trump, in quick succession, was defeated in Pennsylvania, Arizona and Michigan…
President of the United States, Donald Trump on Friday suffered multiple legal setbacks in three key swing states, choking off many of his last-ditch efforts to use the courts to delay or block President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory, The New York Times reports.
Mr Trump, in quick succession, was defeated in Pennsylvania, Arizona and Michigan, where a state judge in Detroit rejected an unusual Republican attempt to halt the certification of the vote in Wayne County pending an audit of the count.
According to the report, the legal losses came as Mr. Biden was declared the winner in Georgia and a day after an agency in the president’s own Department of Homeland Security flatly contradicted him by declaring that the election “was the most secure in American history” and that “there is no evidence” any voting systems malfunctioned.
16 federal prosecutors who had been assigned to monitor the election also directly debunked claims of widespread fraud, saying in a letter to Attorney General William P. Barr that there was no evidence of substantial irregularities.
Mr Trump, in his first public remarks of the week, refused to acknowledge the developments during his first appearance in appearance seven days in the Rose Garden.
He, however, showed a momentary crack in his previously relentless insistence that he would eventually be proclaimed the winner of the campaign, saying at one point, “Whatever happens in the future, who knows, which administration, I guess time will tell.”
The New York Times