Trump’s election challenges about commitment to free and fair elections: White House

President Trump is considering a dramatic White House departure that includes a final Air Force One flight to Florida where he will host an opposing rally during Joe Biden’s inauguration, according to a report.

“The Trump talk could create a split-screen moment: the outgoing president addressing a roaring crowd in an airport hangar while the incoming leader is sworn in before a socially distanced audience outside the Capitol,” Alayna Treene of Axios wrote.

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    • Trump said last month that he would leave office if the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden
      Trump rips Georgia’s Republican leaders after state recertifies election results The president said Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan and Sec. of State Brad Raffensperger will be “solely responsible” if the GOP loses both of the state’s Senate runoff elections. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1336110929856040960
      Georgia recertifies 2020 election results in blow to Trump legal challenge Georgia Sec. of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, announced the recertification after two recounts upheld President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state. Also on Monday, a Georgia judge dismissed the “Kraken” lawsuit filed by pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell, which alleged widespread election fraud in the state. “Today is an important day for election integrity in Georgia and across the country,” said Secretary Raffensperger. “The claims in the Kraken lawsuit prove to be as mythological as the creature for which they’re named. Georgians can now move forward knowing that their votes, and only their legal votes, were counted accurately, fairly, and reliably.”
      Sidney Powell’s “kraken” lawsuit challenging election results in Georgia was dismissed, after she received a separate ruling against her in her Michigan case
      Trump campaign senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis blasted Arizona’s speaker of the House on Sunday night after the state legislature closed following news that her colleague Rudy Giuliani tested positive for coronavirus days after speaking to Arizona state lawmakers about allegations of election fraud. The Arizona legislature closed for the coming week after Giuliani and Ellis held an 11-hour hearing with a panel of Republican state lawmakers

      The chief investigator from Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office filed a sworn statement in federal court claiming that video presented last week at a state Senate meeting does not show voter fraud, as was alleged by President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani. The video contains footage from the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, where votes were counted on election night. According to Giuliani, it showed workers counting ballots that had been brought in and hidden under a table until after poll watchers had left. Chief investigator Frances Watson disputed this, claiming that, according to his findings, this did not take place.

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