Donald Trump distributes his blows without containment. The president and his allies continue their fight against the verdict of the polls with the dismissal of a senior official in charge of the security of the elections, pressure on local politicians who supervise the count and judicial resources.
More than 10 days after the announcement of the Democrat’s victory Joe Biden, the Republican president insists on his message: “it was a rigged election,” “I won,” he wrote again this Wednesday in a series of morning tweets.
“Republican observers have not been authorized,” he complained once again. The day before, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court had rejected a complaint filed in this regard.
The machines that register the votes “cheated,” added the Republican president, despite the denial provided by several electoral authorities, including one that described in a statement the November 3 elections as “the safest in the history of the United States.” .
Trump did not forgive those statements. On Tuesday night, he fired Chris Krebs, the director of the Infrastructure and Cybersecurity Security Agency (CISA), signer of that statement.
His assessment was not “exact and seemed like a partisan attack aimed at attacking the president,” White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany explained on Fox channel.
Like her, several of the president’s allies support him in his crusade, even if that means criticizing politicians on his own Republican side.
Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State, charged with overseeing the electoral process, suffered such attacks.
After several congressmen asked for his resignation, Raffensperger claims to have suffered pressure from the influential senator Lindsey Graham, who suggested that he invalidate a part of the postal votes.
Graham denied those accusations. “He felt threatened by our conversation, he has a problem,” said the senator.
Georgia focuses all eyes because the manual recount of five million votes is being carried out there, the result of which is very tight.
With that recount, authorities uncovered more than 5,200 unaccounted votes in two counties where Republicans do well.
Trump should win a few hundred votes after the recount, but that won’t be enough to catch up with Biden, who currently has a nearly 14,000-vote lead in that state.
Although local authorities have justified what happened due to a failure to download the results, Trump took advantage of the incident to repeat his accusations of massive “fraud” and called on the Republican Governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, to refuse to validate the results of the tests. elections.
In Michigan, Republican electoral agents refused for hours on Tuesday to validate the votes registered in the county that includes the city of Detroit, where the black population is the majority and votes in its great majority for the Democrats.
Although they eventually gave way, that pulse was an unprecedented attack on counting operations.
On the other hand, Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giulani, continues his campaign before the courts of the country, without any success so far.
To curb what seems inevitable, Trump’s allies also called for a recount in two Michigan counties.
Despite your efforts, time is running out. The states began confirming their results before the December 14 deadline, when the Electoral College will meet to formally vote for one or the other presidential candidate.