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Donald Trump Still Claiming ‘Path To Victory’ As Georgia Releases Recount Results

Donald Trump lost the 2020 Presidential election. The projections are clear, and the votes are, state by state, being certified across the country. However, he’s still claiming a ‘path to victory,’ and has announced a press conference in which he says his attorneys will lay out that path. It’s timed to coincide with Georgia’s release of their recount totals.

[Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons]

According to NPR, Georgia election officials will release the numbers for the statewide recount by noon on Thursday. However, as the recount is carried out, Joe Biden is still clearly leading.

Trump has claimed in a tweet that the state will “flip Republican…very quickly” — but he still seems to be counting on a redo of the signature-matching process to get to that result.

Georgia’s Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, has already stated that signature-match is done at two points in the process before ballots are cast, and said that his state will not allow a Federal takeover of their election process.

Now Trump is announcing a press conference, also timed for noon, in which he says attorneys will lay out a path to victory.

According to the Washington Post, Rudy Giuliani has already described what such a ‘path to victory’ might look like. He’s reportedly told Trump and others that he hopes to put pressure on GOP legislators and election workers to prevent votes from being certified, so that it’s left to legislators to pick electors without regard for what their constituents have chosen, and force a Trump presidency on the people. The National Conference of State Legislatures lists all important electoral deadlines here — and in this election, all disputes must be resolved, all recounts completed, and all court cases settled by December 8th.

It’s not a very probable path — some state laws prevent it, and few if any states are likely to oppose the will of their people so openly and clearly.



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