President Donald Trump claimed Saturday that his "investigators found hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes" that would overturn election results in four states when his legal team requested a recount of votes in the Georgian presidential contest in which Democrat Joe Biden won the state.
In a tweet storm Saturday night, Trump urged Republican-controlled lawmakers to select a list of presidential-friendly voters despite losing the referendum in those states.
Trump tweeted, & # 39; Why is Joe Biden forming a cabinet so quickly when my investigators have found hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes, enough to "flip" at least four states, which is more than enough to win the election?
Armed militiamen participate in a rally in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday
Trump supporters in Salem, Oregon gathered near the Capitol to protest the election, as well as the COVID-19 restrictions put in place by the state's Democratic governor Kate Brown
A Trump supporter holds a sign praising the President and First Lady Melania Trump during a demonstration in San Diego on Saturday
A large crowd of Trump supporters gathered for a demonstration in Lansing, Michigan on Saturday
Hopefully the courts and / or lawmakers have the COURAGE to do what must be done to uphold the integrity of our elections and the United States of America itself.
"The world is watching !!!"
Trump was busy tweeting and reporting to the news media on Saturday for coverage of the election and his administration.
The president also posted on Republicans who have urged him to allow the race to Biden, including MP Liz Cheney and Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.
Cheney, the third-senior Republican in the House of Representatives and the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, called on Trump to provide evidence of election fraud.
If he doesn't support his claims, Cheney said, he should respect the "sanctity of our electoral process".
The president (see above on his Virginia golf course on Saturday) suffered a major setback when a federal judge in Pennsylvania dismissed a lawsuit over his campaign to overturn millions of votes in Keystone State
Meanwhile, Trump responded to the loss of the court by asking state lawmakers to appoint a Trump-friendly electoral roll that would oppose the referendum and give the president another term
"Hopefully the courts and / or lawmakers have the COURAGE to do what needs to be done to uphold the integrity of our elections and the United States of America itself," the president tweeted on Saturday
The announcement that his Pennsylvania trial was dismissed came when Trump tweeted, "The media is as corrupt as the elections themselves."
Trump continued to make unsubstantiated allegations that "dead people vote" and "election observers are not allowed to" watch.
Trump also hit back on MP Liz Cheney, who urged the president to accept the election results. "Sorry Liz, I cannot accept the results of an election with hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes cast, enough to easily turn the election around," the president tweeted
The president on Saturday also defended a lawsuit from an extremely pro-Trump legislature, House Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania
"America is subject to the rule of law," Cheney wrote.
& # 39; The President and his lawyers have alleged crime and widespread fraud that they claim could affect the election result.
"If you have real evidence, you have a duty to bring it to court and to the American people immediately."
The Wyoming Congresswoman continued, “I understand that the president has filed more than thirty different lawsuits.
“If he is not satisfied with the results of these lawsuits, it is appropriate to appeal.
An armed Trump supporter is seen upstairs at a rally in Lansing, Michigan on Saturday
Trump supporters waved pro-Trump banners and American flags during the demonstration in Michigan's capital on Saturday
Trump supporters protest upstairs against the election results in Lansing, Michigan, on Saturday
Several Trump supporters watch during a demonstration to protest the election results in Lansing, Michigan on Saturday
A man with an American flag yells as he participates in a demonstration in support of the president in Lansing, Michigan on Saturday
Supporters for the President in Lansing, Michigan hold flags and pro-Trump paraphernalia on Saturday
A woman in a sweater that reads "Lesbians for Trump" takes part in a demonstration in Lansing, Michigan on Saturday
"If the president cannot prove these claims or demonstrate that they would change the election result, he should keep his oath to uphold, protect and defend the United States Constitution by respecting the sanctity of our electoral process."
Trump responded to Cheney by accusing her of defying the president for planning to drop American troop engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq.
"Sorry Liz, I cannot accept the results of an election with hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes cast, enough to easily turn the election around," the president tweeted.
"You are just unhappy that I'm bringing the troops home where they belong!"
Trump also hit Toomey, who recognized Biden as "President-Elect" on Saturday and called on Trump to end his legal battle in order to overthrow the election.
A protester holds a peace sign in front of Georgia state patrolmen and meditates near the state capitol in Atlanta on Saturday
Georgia Police in helmets and riot gear stand between pro and anti-Trump protesters in Atlanta on Saturday
A police officer approaches protesters who were shaking a fence as Trump supporters held a "Stop the Steal" protest
Pro-Trump rallyers wear masks and signs during a demonstration near the State Capitol in Atlanta on Saturday
This is the fourth day in a row that hundreds of the President's supporters gathered outside the State Capitol
Georgia confirmed that Joe Biden won the state's 16 votes – the first time a Democrat has won in Peach State since Bill Clinton in 1992
A Trump supporter holds a flag and a pro-Trump sign outside the State Capitol in Atlanta on Saturday
Toomey issued a statement after a Pennsylvania federal judge dismissed a Trump campaign lawsuit against the Keystone State top electoral officer.
US District Judge Matthew Brann in Williamsport, Pa., Dismissed a lawsuit crucial to Trump's long-term attempt to overturn his November 3 election loss, calling his legal claim "Frankenstein's monster".
The Trump campaign had tried to prevent state officials from confirming the results of the elections in the state.
Brann described the case as "strained legal arguments without merit and speculative allegations".
Brann said he "has no authority to withdraw the right to vote from even one person, let alone millions of citizens."
The Brann lawsuit, filed on November 9, alleged inconsistent handling of postal ballot papers by county election officials.
Some districts told voters that they could fix minor flaws such as a lack of "secrecy envelopes," while others did not.
"That claim was haphazardly stitched together like Frankenstein's monster," Brann wrote.
Brann, who was nominated by former President Barack Obama, is a Republican and, according to his biography, a member of the Federalist Society, a group of conservative and libertarian lawyers, law students, and academics.
Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani said in a statement that he was disappointed with the verdict and would appeal.
"Today's decision helps us with our strategy of getting to the US Supreme Court quickly," he said.
The campaign will call on the US 3rd Court of Appeals in Philadelphia to review the expedited timeline decision, Giuliani said.
A majority of the judges in this circle were nominated by Republican presidents. Four were nominated by Trump.
A convoy of Trump supporters drove through Oregon and stopped in the state capital, Salem, on Saturday
Salem police officers patrol as protesters gather outside Governor Kate Brown's residence, Mahonia Hall, on Saturday
Trump supporters criticized Brown for imposing COVID-19 restrictions. They also protested the recent elections
From left to right: Thelia Frazier, 4; Briana Porter; and Kingiam Frazier, 2, listen to a speaker at the rally "Stop the break and defeat the theft" on Saturday in Salem
A protester holds a placard calling for the impeachment of the Democratic Governor of Oregon on Saturday
Police officers on bicycle patrol outside Brown's Salem residence during the demonstration staged by Trump supporters
In order for Trump to have any hope of overturning the election, he must reverse the Pennsylvania result, due to be confirmed by state officials on Monday.
The Pennsylvania ruling prompted Toomey to ask the president to allow the election and ease Biden's transition.
& # 39; In today's decision by Judge Matthew Brann, a longtime Conservative Republican who I know is a fair and unbiased lawyer, to dismiss the Trump campaign lawsuit, President Trump has exhausted all plausible legal avenues to to question the outcome of the presidential race in Pennsylvania. & # 39; said the senator in a statement.
"I congratulate President-elect Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris on their victory," said Toomey.
“You are both dedicated officials and I will pray for you and for our country.
Unsurprisingly, I have significant political disagreements with the president-elect.
“As I have done throughout my career, I will strive to work with him and his administration across the aisle, especially in areas where we can agree, such as: B. Continuing our efforts to fight COVID-19 and dismantling barriers to expansion trade, support the men and women of our armed forces and keep guns out of the hands of violent criminals and the dangerously mentally ill. & # 39;
But Trump wasn't in the mood to take Toomey's advice and tweet, "It's all a continuation of the never-ending witch hunt.
& # 39; Judge Brann, who wouldn't even allow us to bring our case or our evidence, is an appointment from Pennsylvania Senator Pat "No Tariffs" Toomey, not a friend of mine, and Obama – no wonder.
"900,000 fraudulent votes!"
Meanwhile, the Trump campaign is launching another final effort to contest the Georgia vote count.
Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Friday confirmed the state's election results, in which Biden defeated Trump with 12,670 votes out of about 5 million votes cast, or 0.25 percent.
Republican Governor Brian Kemp then confirmed the list of the state's 16 presidential voters.
The statement from Trump's legal team said: "Today the Trump campaign filed a motion for a recount in Georgia.
Trump supporters speak to a police officer from Salem, Oregon during the demonstration in the state capital on Saturday
Two armed supporters of President Donald Trump leaned on their truck outside the state capital in Salem, Oregon on Saturday to end the break and defeat the theft
A protester reacts as he speaks to a Salem police officer outside Brown's Salem, Oregon residence on Saturday
Trump supporters chant slogans, hold signs and protest outside Brown's Salem, Oregon residence on Saturday
& # 39; We're focused on making sure all aspects of Georgia State Law and the U.S. Constitution are followed so that every legal vote is counted.
"President Trump and his campaign continue to insist on an honest recount in Georgia, which must include signature matching and other important safeguards."
"Without a signature match, this recount would be a deception and would allow illegal votes to be counted again," the statement added.
'If there is no signature match, it would be just as wrong as the initial vote count and recount.
“Let's stop giving people wrong results. There has to be a time when we stop counting illegal ballots. Hopefully it will come soon. & # 39;
Under Georgian law, a candidate can request a recount if the margin is less than 0.5 percent.
The recount would be done with scanners that read and tabulate the votes. The district election workers have already counted all the votes in the presidential race by hand.
However, this resulted from a compulsory examination and is not regarded as an official recount under the law.
Pennsylvania officials can confirm election results showing Democrat Joe Biden won the state by more than 80,000 votes, a federal judge ruled Saturday, and dealt another blow to Trump's campaign in an effort to invalidate the election
U.S. Middle District Justice Matthew Brann (left) mocked the legal claims brought by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani (right). Brann was appointed to the bank by then President Barack Obama in 2012
The motion to dismiss the case was prejudiced, meaning the Trump campaign cannot be resubmitted
The Pennsylvania ruling prompted one of the state's US senators, Republican Pat Toomey, to ask the president to allow the election and ease Biden's transition
Toomey released a statement on Saturday recognizing Biden as "President-elect" and calling on Trump to admit after he "exhausted all plausible legal avenues to question the outcome of the Pennsylvania presidential race."
Trump hit Toomey on Twitter, saying he was "not a friend of mine" after Republican Senator praised Judge Brann
State law requires a race to be checked by hand to make sure the machines have accurately counted the ballots, and Raffensperger selected the president's race.
Because of the tight margin in this race, a full hand count of ballots would be required to complete the audit, he said.
Trump has criticized the exam, calling it a "joke" in a tweet claiming, without evidence, "Thousands of fraudulent voices were found".
Twitter marked the post as controversial.
Votes that had not previously been counted were found in multiple counties during the audit, requiring re-certification of election results in those counties prior to state confirmation of the results.
Meanwhile, supporters of the president continued to protest across the country as thousands attended more rallies from Atlanta to Oregon to stop the theft.
For the fourth year in a row, hundreds gathered outside the State Capitol in Atlanta to stop the rally.
"This moves to the Supreme Court": Trump campaign beats up Obama-appointed judge who drafted the Pennsylvania court ruling
The two top Trump campaign lawyers – Rudy Giuliani (left) and Jenna Ellis (right) – released a statement Saturday blowing up the Pennsylvania federal judge and promising to take their fight to the Supreme Court
Two attorneys, Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, who led the Trump campaign's legal effort to challenge the election results, released a statement in response to the ruling that they intend to appeal to the country's highest court.
"Today's decision helps us with our strategy of getting to the US Supreme Court quickly," the statement said.
"While we disagree with this point of view, we are grateful to the Obama-appointed judge for making this expected decision quickly, rather than simply trying to run out of time."
The statement went on to say: “We will be taking an expedited appeal to the Third Circuit.
"There is so much evidence that the Pennsylvania Democrats missed our opportunity to produce 50 witnesses and other evidence that election officials blatantly ignored the Pennsylvania law denying independent scrutiny."
As a result, 682,777 ballots were cast illegally, hilariously, or inadvertently.
“This is just an extension of the Big Tech, Big Media, and Corrupt Democrat censorship of damn facts the American public needs to know.
“We are disappointed that at least we did not have the opportunity to present our evidence at a hearing. Unfortunately, the censorship continues.
“We hope that the Third Circle will be as kind as Judge Brann if they decide on our appeal one way or another as soon as possible.
"This is another case that appears to be moving quickly to the United States Supreme Court."
The crowd that gathered on Saturday was the largest of any previous demonstration, which has been peaceful.
More than 100 people participated in a convoy that traveled through Oregon and landed at the Capitol in Salem on Saturday.
The protesters called on Democratic Governor Kate Brown to lift COVID-19 restrictions.
The protesters gathered in the square opposite the Capitol. Some of them held pro-Trump signs saying "Stop the Steal".
In response to the spike in COVID-19 cases, Brown ordered a two-week nationwide "freeze," limiting restaurant service to takeaway and closing gyms, museums and other facilities.
Shops were instructed to limit capacity and people were instructed to minimize social gatherings in private homes.
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