Former federal prosecutor and New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani returned to court for the first time in decades to represent the Trump campaign Tuesday, showing his rustiness by tripping himself up over the meaning of "opacity", mistaking the judge for a federal judge in a separate district and provoking an opposing lawyer.
Republican Senator Pat Toomey said the ruling closed off any chance for a legal victory in Pennsylvania and called on Trump to concede the election.
Trump campaign announced on Saturday that it will seek "expedited appeal" following the dismissal of the lawsuit filed earlier in Pennsylvania that demanded to discard mail-in ballots in the state.
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To stay in office, Trump will somehow need to reverse election results in at least three large states - an achievement unprecedented in U.S. history.
With this comes the state's 20 Electoral College votes for the former Vice President who now has 306 electoral votes, according to media projections.
A Pennsylvania judge on Saturday threw out Donald Trump's claims of widespread electoral fraud there in a scathing ruling which excoriated the Trump team's legal strategy.
"This Court has been presented with strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations", Brann wrote.
The judge wrote: "In the U.S., this can not justify denying a single voter the right to vote, let alone all of the sixth state's most populous voters".
Trump's lawyers also expressed disappointment over their lack of opportunity to "present our evidence" at a hearing.
"This claim, like Frankenstein's Monster, has been haphazardly stitched together", wrote Brann.
Additionally, Toomey credited Trump with historic peace agreements in the Middle East, facilitating the rapid development of a COVID-19 vaccine through Operation Warp Speed, appointing three Supreme Court justices, and neutralizing ISIS, most notably by killing terrorists Qasem Soleimani and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
At the Michigan Board of State Canvassers, Republican board member Norman D. Shinkle said he has many concerns, ranging from election equipment used in Michigan to the absentee voting process, to transparency issues, and he is leaning toward seeking a delay in certification.
Biden has so far moderated his criticism of Trump's actions, though he has spoken of "incredibly damaging messages being sent to the rest of the world about how democracy functions", adding: "It's hard to fathom how this man thinks".
On Friday, Trump invited MI lawmakers to the White House as part of his bid to subvert the voters' will, but the legislators stood firm, saying they would honor the election's outcome.
Senator Mitt Romney of Utah issued the strongest rebuke, saying that by pressuring state and local officials to subvert the will of the people and overturn the election, "it is hard to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting president".
And Chris Christie, the former New Jersey Republican governor and Trump confidant, said the conduct of the president's legal team had been "outrageous" and a "national embarrassment".
"As far as litigation goes I believe this is the end of the line for them", he said.
Also on Saturday the Trump campaign called for another recount in Georgia, a day after a by-hand recount confirmed Mr Biden's win in the state.
In Wisconsin, an official said poorly trained observers for the Trump campaign were slowing a partial recount by challenging every ballot and raising other objections.