US Court Denies Donald Trump's Latest Lawsuit At Overturning Election Results
A court in Georgia has denied Donald Trump's latest attempt at overturning the November election results.
The outgoing Commander in Chief was attempting to decertify the outcome of the ballot in Georgia, which said Joe Biden won in the state.
The Democratic candidate was the first to win Georgia since 1992.
In the lawsuit, Trump baselessly claimed there were instances of fraud and issues with vote counting in the ballots that were tallied on November 3.
Trump filed the claim on New Year's Eve and suggested the 12,000 vote margin between him and Biden wasn't correct because of illegal voting.
However, Judge Mark Cohen of the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia dismissed the claims and denied the legal complaint.
This is Trump's 62nd defeat in the courts since the election.
This was Trump's 62nd court defeat. https://t.co/jYINQ3c8gz- Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) January 5, 2021
But as Georgia embarks on two runoff races on Tuesday (January 5) that will determine the future of the Senate, Trump is facing issues in the state.
The President has been caught asking Georgia's Secretary of State to 'find' votes that would help overturn the results.
In a recording released by the Washington Post, Trump said Brad Raffensperger: "I just want to find 11,780 votes."
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Raffensperger can be heard telling Trump Georgia's results were correct.
Insisting that he won the election in Georgia, Trump told Raffensperger that there was 'nothing wrong with saying you have recalculated', to which Raffensberger replied: "The challenge you have Mr President is that the data you have is wrong."
The call has caused widespread condemnation from commentators, politicians, lawyers and the public.
Democrats have asked the FBI to launch an investigation into it while some have even suggested the recording could be used for another impeachment proceeding.
Democratic New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said: 'I absolutely think it's an impeachable offence, and if it was up to me, there would be articles on the floor quite quickly."
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Executive Director Noah Bookbinder said in a statement: "While the logistics of holding impeachment proceedings in the final two weeks of a presidency are admittedly hard to pull off, if this isn't impeachable conduct, then literally nothing is. Congress must act immediately."
Congressman Ted Lieu and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice have written to FBI Director Christopher Wray to open an investigation into the issue.
They said: "As Members of Congress and former prosecutors, we believe Donald Trump engaged in solicitation of, or conspiracy to commit, a number of election crimes. We ask you to open an immediate criminal investigation into the President."
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