In scathing opinion, federal judge dismisses Trump campaign lawsuit in Pennsylvania

Doug Roman wearing a US President Donald Trump protective mask takes part in a protest against the results of the 2020 presidential election in Atlanta Georgia US 21 November 2020

"A record number of Americans rejected the Trump presidency, and since then Donald Trump's been rejecting democracy", Mr. Klain told ABC's "This Week" program.

The summit, attended by world leaders from across the globe, is being held virtually this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team said on Saturday that his campaign has requested another recount of votes in the presidential election in Georgia.

As NPR previously reported, Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's lawyer, had argued that Republican observers were illegally denied access to ballot counting in Allegheny County and other Democratic-leaning areas and that the court should therefore invalidate almost 700,000 mail-in votes.

In an email to donors this week obtained by the AP, Chris Korge, the Democratic National Committee's national finance chair, warned that the Biden transition didn't have enough money to "totally fund" their efforts and told donors that "the American people will be the big losers if we don't immediately step up and do something about it".

"Fight hard Republicans", Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday morning as he pressed his unsubstantiated narrative of voter fraud before playing golf in Virginia for a second day in a row.

Obama said Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris would "set a different tone" from that of the Trump administration but will face a divided country, one where more than 73 million people voted for Trump and some still support the current president's refusal to concede.

Attempts to thwart certification of vote tallies have failed thus far in courts in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Arizona.

And even Representative Devin Nunes, an ardent Mr Trump loyalist, conceded in backhanded language on Fox News that Mr Biden was "the first guy to run a successful campaign from a basement".

Michigan's board of canvassers, which includes two Democrats and two Republicans, is due to meet Monday to certify the results.

Brann ruled that the campaign is essentially asking the court "to disenfranchise nearly seven million voters", using "strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations. unsupported by evidence".

The Trump campaign has filed for yet another recount in Georgia.

Some of Mr. Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress are now breaking ranks though many, including the most senior ones, have not.

Michigan's elections agency has recommended that the November 3 results - including Biden's 2.8-percentage point victory - be certified by the Board of State Canvassers, which has two Democrats and two Republicans. Most of the other G20 leaders have congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on his victory, with a notable exception in Russian President Vladimir Putin.

He told ABC's This Week: "They allege fraud outside the courtroom, but when they go inside the courtroom they don't plead fraud and they don't argue fraud".

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, another prominent Republican, said on CNN that Mr Trump was making the country look like a "banana republic". "Of course, there will be some this week and more in the weeks following, but he want to have a diversity of people at the table because he fully understands that is how he is going to move an agenda forward".

Psaki raised concerns that there's now no access to intelligence briefings and threat assessments.



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