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By Michael Martina
(Reuters) – Donald Trump’s marketing campaign mentioned it filed a lawsuit in Georgia state courtroom on Friday in search of to invalidate the presidential election outcomes there, the newest in a sequence of authorized challenges aimed toward reversing his loss which have to this point gone nowhere.
The Trump marketing campaign mentioned in an announcement its new lawsuit would come with sworn statements from Georgia residents alleging fraud.
Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, like Trump, and different state officers have mentioned repeatedly they’ve discovered no proof of widespread fraud within the Nov. 3 election received by Democrat Joe Biden.
Trump’s crew and numerous people backing him have suffered a string of authorized defeats across the nation, together with in instances filed in Nevada and Wisconsin that sought courtroom orders to reverse these states’ election outcomes.
President-elect Biden received the election with 306 Electoral Faculty votes – towards the 270 required – to Trump’s 232.
A district choose in Nevada on Friday dismissed a case introduced by would-be Republican presidential electors and mentioned they need to pay defendants’ authorized prices after failing “to satisfy their burden to offer credible and related proof to substantiate” any of the lawsuit’s claims.
The Wisconsin Supreme Courtroom in a 4-3 resolution declined to behave on a case that sought to have the courtroom nullify the presidential election within the state and pave the way in which for the state legislature to decide on Wisconsin’s 10 presidential electors.
“Such a transfer would look like unprecedented in American historical past,” Wisconsin Supreme Courtroom Justice Brian Hagedorn wrote in his concurring opinion of 4 justices issued on Friday.
Trump’s marketing campaign has spent practically $9 million on its unsuccessful bid to overturn the outcomes of the election, together with practically $2.3 million to attorneys and consultants.
The marketing campaign and the Republican Nationwide Committee have raised no less than $207.5 million since Election Day, a lot of it from solicitations asking for donations to an “Official Election Protection Fund”.
The fantastic print made clear many of the cash would go to different priorities via Trump’s new political motion committee, which might gasoline his future political endeavors.
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