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Sen. Mitt Romney ripped into President Donald Trump over his latest efforts to try and undermine the results of the election.

“Having failed to make even a plausible case of widespread fraud or conspiracy before any court of law, the President has now resorted to overt pressure on state and local officials to subvert the will of the American people and overturn the election,” Romney said in a statement posted to Twitter. 

Trump has made baseless claims of election fraud and waged lawsuits in several states. In recent days, however, the Trump campaign’s strategy seemed to move toward efforts to stop individual counties from certifying their election results, and trying to influence state legislators and local officials, The Associated Press reported.

Romney’s comments came on Thursday after The New York Times reported Trump had invited Republican state legislators from Michigan, a swing state that President-elect Joe Biden is projected to win, to the White House in an unusual attempt to involve state lawmakers in the election process.

The Times also reported that Trump hopes to reach out to GOP officials in other battleground states in his attempts to block them from certifying election results in …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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