Washington (AP) – The incumbent US President Donald Trump wants to achieve a complete new vote in the presidential election in Georgia in court.
A corresponding application was submitted to a court in the state on Friday, according to Trump’s campaign team. It states, among other things, that thousands of votes were illegally cast in the election due to “considerable systematic misconduct, fraud and other irregularities”.
It is one of many attempts by Trump and his Republican allies to tilt state election results in his favor. Courts have dismissed numerous lawsuits, including in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Nevada. A second recount is in progress in Georgia given the tight result. Those responsible for the election do not assume that this will change anything in the victory of Democrat Joe Biden in the state. The authorities see no evidence of massive electoral fraud, as Trump repeatedly claims.
State results are the key to winning a presidential election in the United States. Electors cast their votes on behalf of the people according to the results in their state. According to calculations by the US media, the Democrat Biden has 306 electorates behind him, he needs 270 for the presidential election. Trump has 232 electorates.
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