United States President Donald Trump's desperate bid to overturn the November 3 election result was dealt another blow after it was announced he had lost the state of Georgia. The President has dismissed the criticisms, arguing that his opponent Joe Biden would have handled the crisis worse and caused perhaps millions of casualties, citing Biden's comments in March about "xenophobia" against China, which Trump took to mean opposition to travel restrictions against the Asian nation.
President Donald Trump said Saturday his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is doing "very well" in quarantine after becoming infected with the coronavirus. Biden leads Trump by 150,000 votes in MI (15x times the 10,000 margin that Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by in 2016), and poll analysts do not see a small number of defective or invalidated votes overturning the result.
"The numbers reflect the verdict of the people, not a decision by the secretary of state's office or courts, or of either campaigns", Raffensperger, a Republican and Trump supporter, told reporters, just hours before his office certified the results.
He said: "I was like, 'Well, why aren't they talking about deaths?' Oh, oh, because the number is nearly nothing". Hours later, Trump tweeted, "Big voter fraud information coming out concerning Georgia".
Wrote Shirkey and Chatfield: "Michigan's certification process should be a deliberate process free from threats and intimidation".
"The candidates who win the most votes win elections and Michigan's electoral votes", they added, saying they used the meeting with Trump to press him for more pandemic aid money for their state. Earlier this week, Trump fired an official from his own administration who had debunked election misinformation, most of which came from Trump and the White House.