Democrat Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu and Republican US commentator Scottie Nell Hughes clashed Thursday morning on Sky News over the disputed US election results. President Donald Trump refuses to accept that Joe Biden won the election as he continues his legal challenges against the results. Ms Hughes said it was “laughable” to suggest that Joe Biden won more popular votes than any other president in US history.
She said, “Ladies, ladies, ladies?
A key state of the battlefield in the 2020 presidential election is expected to assert Democrat Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump on Thursday, which would result in yet another setback to Trump’s scattered efforts to retain power.
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Georgia’s top election official, a Republican, said a labor-intensive manual recount likely would not erode Mr Biden’s initial margin of 14,000 votes to give Mr Trump a victory in the state.
That would leave Mr Trump with a dwindling number of options as he tries to overturn the results of an election in which he garnered 5.8 million fewer votes than Mr Biden across the country .
To stay in power, Mr. Trump would need to overrule the results of at least three major states to reverse the results of the state-to-state electoral college that determines the winner.
Mr. Biden garnered 306 votes from constituencies against 232 from Trump.
Mr. Trump’s campaign has had little success so far.
In Wisconsin, election officials say a partial recount underway in the state’s largest Democratic-leaning counties is likely only to add to Mr. Biden’s 20,000 vote margin.
Mr. Trump’s campaign may demand another recount in Georgia after that state certifies its vote count, which is expected to take place on Friday.
In Michigan and Pennsylvania, Mr Trump’s lawyers have met a string of defeats as they argue those states should declare Mr Trump the winner, despite unofficial results showing Biden topping 158,000 votes and 83,000 voice, respectively.
These legal motions, strewn with factual errors, have been dismissed by Mr. Biden’s campaign as “theaters” that are not based on sound law. Several prominent law firms have pulled out of the deal, leaving Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to lead the effort.
State and federal election officials, as well as outside experts, say Mr. Trump’s argument that the election was stolen from him through widespread electoral fraud has no basis.
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However, this appears to affect public confidence in American democracy. A Reuters / Ipsos opinion poll released Wednesday found that about half of Republicans believe Mr. Trump “rightfully won” the election.
Arizona’s top election official, Katie Hobbs, said she and her family had received heavy threats. Hobbs, a Democrat, called on Mr. Trump to stop questioning the outcome.
Mr. Trump himself has no public events scheduled for Thursday.
He has remained largely in the White House and has remained out of public sight since the election.
His administration has so far refused to recognize Mr. Biden as the winner, which has delayed funding and security clearances to ease the transition from one president to another before the inauguration on January 20.
Mr Biden said on Wednesday that the delay was preventing his team from planning new efforts to tackle a third wave of coronavirus infections, which puts enormous strain on the U.S. healthcare system.