Rudy Giuliani, former New York City Mayor and Trump attorney, comments on the legal options of the Trump campaign during Sunday's press conference at the Four Seasons Total Landscaping on the outskirts of Philadelphia.
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President Donald Trump remains confident that he will serve as president for a second time on January 20, even as major states certify victories for President-elect Joe Biden and the Trump campaign continues to lose trials across the country.
"Do not be disappointed because this race is far from over," he said during a press conference on Thursday. "This thing is a long way."
On the contrary, battlefield states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Nevada certified all Trump losses in those states last week, and more will certify results in the coming week.
Meanwhile, the Trump campaign and its allies have lost 38 lawsuits since Election Day and won only one victory in Pennsylvania State Court, excluding the count of a few hundred tentative ballots in the state of Biden, with more than 80,000 votes for the progressive constituency Democracy Docket.
Several key states will confirm their findings in the coming days and weeks, and a handful of legal disputes are still pending active litigation. Here are the key data to be seen in battlefield states that proved crucial in this election.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a statement of attestation Tuesday nominating 20 Biden voters to vote in the electoral college vote.
The Trump campaign's only hope of overturning that decision was a lawsuit in federal court aimed at overturning millions of votes thrown out of court by District Court Judge Matthews Brann last Saturday.
"This court has faced strained legal arguments without merit and speculative allegations … with no evidence," he wrote. "In the United States of America, this cannot justify the disenfranchisement of any single voter, let alone all of the electorate in its sixth most populous state," he added.
The Trump campaign appealed and the U.S. third circuit appeals court dismissed the appeal on Friday.
"Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy," said the decision. “The injustice charge is grave. But calling a choice unfair doesn't make it that way. Fees require specific allegations and then proof. We don't have any here. "
The Trump campaign deficit of 1.2% of the vote in Pennsylvania is greater than the 0.5% that would trigger an automatic statewide recount. The Trump campaign, with the help of Pennsylvania voters, could make an effort to request a recount of the state's more than 9,000 individual counties. In 2016, the Green candidate Jill Stein abandoned a recount in Pennsylvania after a judge requested a $ 1 million bond deposit.
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Arizona has to confirm the election result 30th of November. Arizona GOP chairman Kelli Ward and potential Donald Trump voter in the state have filed a lawsuit in the state to seek re-verification of ballot signatures in populous Maricopa County. Four previous such cases have been dismissed, according to the Fox subsidiary in Phoenix.
Georgia officials confirmed Joe Biden as the winner of the state's 16 electoral votes after a handcount showed the president-elect had won by a margin of 12,670.
The Trump campaign cut ties with Sydney Powell, a lawyer alleging a large international conspiracy involving communist governments and compromised electoral software that changed millions of votes in the November election.
Although the publication of this conspiracy theory likely caused the Trump campaign to distance itself from Powell, the President himself seems to believe that revelations related to Powell's theories will outdo the outcome there. Powell said on Twitter late Wednesday that she was filing lawsuits in Georgia and Michigan to formally raise the allegations.
The Trump campaign paid about $ 3 million to count votes in the state's two largest counties, Milwaukee and Dane, including Madison. The Wall Street Journal reported that Trump election observers aggressively challenged ballot papers in a state where Biden won by about 20,000 votes. Election officials told a Wisconsin ABC subsidiary that the census is expected to be completed sometime on Friday afternoon.
Michigan election officials confirmed a Joe Biden victory Tuesday, and the window for the Trump campaign to request a recount is closed.
Nevada also confirmed its election results for Joe Biden on Tuesday, although several state and federal court cases arguing that illegal votes were cast in the state are still pending.
Other important dates and deadlines
December 8th is the so-called safe harbor deadline by which states must select their voters and send those decisions to the United States archivist.
December 14th is the date on which voters officially cast their votes for the president in states across the country.
On January 6, 2021The new Congress will meet to count the votes and explain the results.
January 20, 2021is the day of inauguration.