Wisconsin election recount in two counties to go ahead

Vote recounts in Georgia and Wisconsin will likely not change Trump election defeat, officials say

He said he wasn't concerned that it would affect his own legitimacy, although he did cite recent polls showing large percentages of Republicans believe the Trump camp's claims of electoral fraud.

Giuliani, a former mayor of NY, also brazenly accused Democrats of being "crooks" who committed massive fraud in several battleground states "to steal an election from the American people".

Asked about Mr Trump's lack of concession, Mr Biden said the president was sending "incredibly damaging the rest of the world about how democracy functions" and that he would be remembered "as being one of the most irresponsible presidents in American history".

In a wild, tangent-filled and often contentious press briefing led by President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, the Trump campaign's legal team laid out its case for widespread voter fraud in the election.

The Legislature would be called to select electors if Trump succeeds in convincing the state's board of canvassers not to certify Biden's 153,000-vote victory in the state.

The Associated Press is reporting that Trump invited Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield, who both agreed to go and meet. "We're moving on. Gen Z GOP is focused on building a common sense Republicanism, a party with an orientation toward integrity and results, and emphasize conservative, common-sense policies over rhetoric that divides our communities", Elle Kalisz, communications director for Gen Z GOP, told CNN. The victor in each state is awarded that state's electoral votes, a number roughly proportional to the population.

Democrats have anxious that the gap between the popular vote and the Electoral College tallies is growing as Democratic voters cluster on the coasts and outside of battleground states.

All results must be filed a verified by noon on December 1.

But federal law says statehouse legislators have the power to designate electors if the state has "failed to make a choice".

One possible reason for the polling miss could be the deep polarization in the electorate, according to The Times. President Trump and his allies still maintain without evidence that Democrats stole the election via mass voter fraud. Many lawsuits have already been dismissed although a number of rulings are still to be made.

President Trump has continued to fire off tweets in support of his legal challenges and has held only two public events since the election, a Veterans Day memorial and an update on coronavirus vaccines.

In light of the public health crisis facing the nation, it is imperative that you ascertain Joe Biden as president-elect immediately under the Presidential Transition Act.

State officials said the certification of the Detroit-area vote will stand. Michigan's chief election officer said a post-election audit will be performed, though not to check "mythical allegations" of fraud.

"He's been misinformed on that front", Gabriel Sterling, the state's voting system manager, told reporters.

Mr Giuliani said the campaign was withdrawing its lawsuit in MI.

President Trump has claimed baselessly that the recount of some five million ballots in Georgia is rigged and the state would "flip" to him if authorities conduct a fairer process.

The Trump team also says a new lawsuit will be filed there.

"She's going to make an ascertainment when the victor is clear, as laid out in the Constitution", a GSA spokeswoman said before Biden's Wednesday remarks.

However, the vice-chairman of Wayne County's canvassing board said an attempt by its two Republican members to rescind their earlier certification of the result was invalid, and the certification was binding.

"(The threats) are a symptom of a deeper problem in our state and country - the consistent and systematic undermining of trust in each other and our democratic process", Ms Hobbs said. He also wire transferred $3 million to the Wisconsin Election Commission to pay for the recount.