Stress mounts on state Republicans as lawsuits difficult election outcomes founder
By Elise Viebeck, Tom Hamburger, Jon Swaine and Emma Brown
Stress mounted on state and native officers in battleground states to simply accept claims of ballot-counting irregularities and voter fraud within the election regardless of an absence of proof, as Republicans sought new methods to dam certification of Biden’s clear victory within the presidential race.
In Michigan, Republican legal professionals lobbied the Wayne County canvassing board to think about proof of alleged improprieties earlier than certifying the vote. In Pennsylvania, GOP lawmakers have been the goal of social media campaigns demanding the appointment of electors who favor Trump. And in Georgia, the Republican secretary of state defended the election and introduced a hand audit of the outcomes, regardless of calls by the state’s Republican senators for him to resign over alleged issues.