Roberts chastises Trump, allies for ongoing election fight

Roberts chastises Trump, allies for ongoing election fight

Two legislators pledged after a White House meeting to follow "normal process" in validating the vote.

Mr. Biden won Georgia by a little more than 12,000 votes, or about 0.2 percentage points.

Despite Trump's election denial, Biden is fully preparing to take over on January 20.

On Friday, his transition team set out his priorities for the first 100 days of his administration.

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State law requires Raffensperger to certify the election results by 5 p.m. Friday.

It is seen as highly unlikely that the president's team would be able to flip MI and Pennsylvania.

Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield said they would be vigilant in making sure the process is fair but added they saw no evidence that was likely to give Trump a win in the state where Biden leads by more than 150,000 votes.

That recount would be done using scanning machines that read and tally the votes and would be paid for by the counties, the secretary of state's office has said.

Meanwhile, two GOP state lawmakers from MI met with the president at the White House on Friday to discuss the campaign's legal dispute over its election process.

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"The wrong way is to attempt to pressure state election officials", Senator Collins said.

Several White House staffers have tested positive for the disease in recent weeks, including chief of staff Mark Meadows, while six members of Congress have tested positive this week.

The President continues to claim he has a viable path to victory if a number of audits, recounts and lawsuits go his way, but that path grows narrower and narrower. There were no calls for unity, there were no calls for healing.

"Let us not forget the inexcusable transition or lack thereof that President Trump had to endure in 2016 and four years into his presidency".

She pointed out that some 70 Democratic lawmakers had boycotted his inauguration.

Not since 1876 has a candidate so flagrantly used political power to try to change the outcome of a vote after Election Day.

"As we did for the presidential transition in 2017, this process is being done in close consultation with the National Archives and Records Administration", Pacilio said.

"State law now requires the governor's office to formalize the certification", he said.

Mr. Kemp, a Republican, decried voting discrepancies that were discovered in a statewide audit but said he was bound by law to affirm the certification from Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

"Like other Republicans, I'm disappointed our candidate didn't win Georgia's electoral vote". "As secretary of state, I believe that the numbers that we have presented today are correct".

Mr. Biden holds a projected 306-232 lead over the president in Electoral College votes, which includes Georgia's 16 electoral votes.

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