President TrumpDonald John Trump Ben Carson says he is “out of the woods” after being “extremely ill” from COVID-19 Biden will receive a @POTUS Twitter account on January 20, even if Trump does not admit, the company says Trump will participate in virtual G-20 summit against the background of a surge of coronavirus MOREThe election campaign said on Saturday that it had submitted a petition for a new census in Georgia the day after officials there had certified the election results showing the president-elect Joe Biden with lead in the state of peaches.
“We are focused on ensuring that every aspect of Georgia law and the U.S. constitution is respected so that any legal vote is taken into account,” Trump’s legal team said in an unsigned statement.
“President Trump and his campaign continue to push for a fair census in Georgia, which should include matching signatures and other vital safeguards,” the statement added.
The impetus for Trump’s Georgia census campaign comes a day after Secretary of State Brad Rafensperger (R) certified the election results in that country, showing Biden leading Trump with more than 12,000 votes. He is the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Georgia since 1992.
Georgia has manually counted 5 million votes cast in the presidential race, although the governor. Brian CampBrian Kemp, the governor of Georgia, said he would validate the election results by giving Trump “other legal options.” Georgia certifies election results, prompting Biden to win Atlanta official report for Atlanta newspaper on Georgia: “Results still standing” MORE (R) signaled on Friday when he confirmed the results that Trump’s campaign could pursue “other legal options” and demanded a new census.
The campaign had until Tuesday to request a recount, which is allowed under state law if the election is decided by 0.5 percentage points or less. Currently, Trump and Biden are separated by about a quarter of the percentage point in the state.
The Trump campaign’s petition follows a series of other legal actions it took after the Nov. 3 election in an attempt to change the election results, although the legal team is facing a number of setbacks in court.
A federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled Saturday that the campaign presented “tense legal arguments without grounds” and “speculative allegations” without evidence in its case of invalidating millions of ballots in the state.
The campaign sought to postpone the certification of Pennsylvania’s election results, which show Biden leading by more than 81,000 votes, but the judge dropped the case.
Trump’s campaign also applied for a countdown in two Wisconsin counties this week, spending $ 3 million after officials ended a joint vote with a vote that showed Biden 20,608 votes to Trump there.
Trump has not backed down to Biden as the legal controversy unfolds, although he faces growing calls from Republicans to accept the election results as Biden gathers names for his incoming administration.