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President Trump has reportedly abandoned hopes of disqualifying enough mail-in votes to overturn the result of the election and is instead attempting to delay final vote counts for long enough to throw Biden’s victory into doubt, according to a report.
The Washington Post reported that the Trump team is now pinning its hopes on a bid to delay vote certification in key battleground states such as Pennsylvania.
Rudy Giuliani, the lawyer leading Trump’s team, reportedly told two Republican officials — who spoke to The Washington Post anonymously — that his plan is to delay the vote counts for long enough that Trump’s campaign can pressure Republican lawmakers to handpick the electors on the electoral college when it meets to submit votes for the next president in December, and disrupt the process in Trump’s favour.
The campaign paid $3 million to officials in Wisconsin to force a recount in its two biggest states, the Post reported, while Giuliani reportedly asked a federal judge in Pennsylvania if he would order lawmakers to select the state’s electors.
The president’s latest efforts appear almost certain to fail, The Washington Post reported, because elected officials in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — two battleground states where the Trump …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics