(Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s desperate bid to overturn the Nov. 3 election result was dealt another blow on Friday after it was announced he had lost Georgia, while the winner, President-elect Joe Biden, filled more jobs in his incoming U.S. administration.
Biden, a Democrat, is preparing to take office on Jan. 20, but Trump, a Republican, has refused to concede and is seeking to invalidate or reverse the results through lawsuits and recounts in a number of states, claiming – without proof – widespread voter fraud.
That effort – which Trump’s critics have called an unprecedented push by a sitting president to subvert the will of the voters – has met with little success. Trump’s campaign has suffered a string of legal defeats and apparently has failed to convince fellow Republicans in states that he lost, such as Michigan, to act on his unfounded conspiracy theories.
It received more bad news on Friday when Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that a manual recount and audit of all ballots cast in the southern state had determined that Biden was the winner. Reuters News