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EXPLAINER: Trump's election challenges falling flat in court

by ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and NOMAAN MERCHANT | Story Source    Saturday November 21, 2020 - 10:30 PM
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EXPLAINER: Trump's election challenges falling flat in court
While President Donald Trump vows to press ahead with efforts to overturn the election, judges across the country have consistently swatted down his legal challenges.

Trump's campaign has failed to make any real headway in court without proof of widespread fraud, which experts widely agree doesn't exist. Over the course of a single day this week, Trump and his Republican allies dropped or lost cases seeking to block the certification of election results in three different states.

Experts say Trump won't succeed in stopping President-elect Joe Biden from taking office in January. But his repetition of baseless claims that the race was rigged is undermining public confidence in the election system while instilling in his supporters the idea that Biden will be an illegitimate president.

Where Republican election challenges stand in six states:


THE CASE: The Arizona Republican Party had tried to block the certification of the election results in the state's most populous county, Maricopa, until a court ruled on the party's lawsuit asking for a new hand count of a sampling of ballots. An audit already ...

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