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Judge tosses Republican elector case in Georgia

November 19, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Political party representatives monitor people hand counting 2020 Presidential election ballots during an audit at the Gwinnett County Voter Registration office in Lawrenceville, Georgia, U.S., on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. Election officials in Georgia's 159 counties started counting ballots Friday morning for a hand tally of the presidential race that stems from an audit required by state law, reported the Associated Press. Photographer: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A federal judge in Georgia has rejected a bold election lawsuit of a Republican elector, Lin Wood, who had alleged in court constitutional violations, perceived fraud in the presidential election, and sought to block the certification of election results.

A state judge in Pennsylvania has rejected an attempt by the Trump campaign to throw out more than 2,000 absentee ballots for technical reasons, adding to several losses the campaign has faced in the last week as it tries to contest votes in heavily Democratic counties.

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said Thursday that President Trump’s calls to the Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers was “improper. ”

Benson, a Democrat, suggested that Trump’s call influenced the Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers, saying after the call, “I think we certainly saw a reversal of change of course. ” After the phone calls, the two Republicans announced that they wanted to rescind their votes to certify the results.

Benson called Trump’s invitation to Michigan Republican legislators “at the very least improper,” but added, “I also have a lot of faith in those on both sides of the aisle of our leaders here in Michigan to fulfill the role, the role that they’ve already said they will fulfill under the law to affirm the will of the people and ensure that the votes that have been counted as valid will be in our official canvass that is approved by the State Board of Canvassers on Monday. ”

“Candidates don’t get to decide who wins elections, voters do and in this case the voters of the state of Michigan have spoken,” outlining Biden’s at least 150,000 lead over Trump in the state.

President-elect Joe Biden vowed today that he would not shut down the economy as the US continues to struggle under the weight of the coronavirus pandemic.

President-elect Joe Biden met with a group of 10 different governors today to discuss a litany of issues they are facing due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Among the issues discussed was getting governors economic relief because the pandemic has been "devastating" to state budgets, Biden said this afternoon during a news conference in Wilmington, Delaware.

President-elect Joe Biden kept the coronavirus pandemic front and center during a news conference this afternoon from Wilmington, Delaware.

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris vowed that she and President-elect Joe Biden would provide the resources needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

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