Donald Trump says 'time will tell' who will be in White House
Nov 15 2020
Supporters of President Donald Trump protest in Washington, Nov. 13, 2020.
Democrat Joe Biden has won southern US state Georgia and its 16 Electoral College votes, widening his lead in the Electoral College by a margin of 306 to 232, multiple USA media outlets projected on Friday.
It was the president's first public remarks since Mr.
Mr Trump suggested the results of recounts in Wisconsin and Georgia could see him win them back - although Mr Biden has a sizeable lead in both states - and also claimed he could take back MI and Pennsylvania through challenging ballots in the courts.
U.S. President Donald Trump's legal battles to undo Democrat Joe Biden's presumptive victory in the November 3 presidential election faltered Friday as courts pushed back against allegations of voting irregularities and fraud.
A The Hill report said on Friday that the Trump campaign has ended a hotline it established last week for Americans to report voter fraud allegations after the line was filled with prank calls and messages mocking the president's reelection bid.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police Department said authorities will be monitoring the situation, noting that D.C. laws prohibit open carry near rallies and that "if anyone is found to be in violation of these laws, they would be subject to arrest".
State GOP lawmakers in Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin have all said they would not intervene in the selection of electors, who ultimately cast the votes that secure a candidate's victory.
Since US media called the presidential race, Trump has not conceded to Biden as is traditional practice once a victor is projected.
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger chose to audit the presidential race and said the tight margin meant a full hand count of ballots was necessary to complete the audit.
The former vice president was declared the President-elect after victory in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, which took him past the electoral college threshold of 270 votes.
The Democrats have heavily criticised the administration's response to the COVID-19 crisis, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attributing the Secret Service outbreak to "Trump's reckless campaign schedule". "So I think a transition process ought to begin", Senator Pat Toomey said Monday.
But legal experts say it's impossible for courts to ultimately stop those states from appointing electors by the December deadline.
"There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised", a committee made up of federal and state election officials said in a strongly-worded statement.
"He's clearly not going to disappoint those people - he's going to wait until after that at least".