Federal judges in United States on Friday dismissed Donald Trump campaign’s lawsuits in Georgia and Michigan that challenged the integrity of the voting process in states where the result could mean the president’s defeat. In Michigan, the campaign had sought to stop counting of absentee ballots, while in Georgia it had alleged that even improper ballots were being counted.
With the winner of the presidency yet to be declared, attention has now shifted to a handful of states that continue to remain too close to call. Democrat Joe Biden is pushing closer to the 270 Electoral College votes needed to carry the White House, securing victories in the battlegrounds of Wisconsin and Michigan and narrowing Trump’s path. New tallies also show Trump’s lead dwindling in Georgia and Pennsylvania.
Biden projected optimism about the election results and vote counts, saying, “the process is working”.
Trump, meanwhile, again claimed the election results so far was part of a broad conspiracy to deprive him of a second term by Democrats. “If you count the legal votes I easily win,” Trump said, providing no evidence for his claim.
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