Trump options narrow as Biden wins in Michigan


Dailynewsun News Desk

US President Donald Trump faces a fresh setback in his bid to overturn election defeat as Michigan lawmakers indicated they would not seek to undo Joe Biden’s projected win in the state.

Two legislators pledged after a White House meeting to follow “normal process” in validating the vote.

Earlier in the day, Georgia dealt Mr Trump another blow by certifying Mr Biden’s razor-thin margin of victory.

The Democrat is set to take office on 20 January as the 46th US president.

On Friday, his transition team set out his priorities for the first 100 days of his administration.

Meanwhile, Mr Trump again falsely claimed victory during a White House announcement on drug pricing, dropping in a mention of the election to say: “I won, by the way.”

What will be Trump’s next move?
After a string of court defeats in his efforts to challenge the election results, the president’s team is hoping to convince legislatures controlled by his fellow Republicans in key states to ignore the outcome and declare Mr Trump the victor, according to multiple US media outlets.

Mr Trump has also expressed interest in inviting legislators from Pennsylvania, another battleground won by Mr Biden, to the White House for a meeting, a senior campaign official confirmed to the BBC’s US partner, CBS News.

But he has no such meetings currently listed on his public schedule for this weekend, and counties in the Rust Belt state, along with Michigan, are due to certify their vote totals on Monday.

It is seen as highly unlikely that the president’s team would be able to flip Michigan and Pennsylvania. -BBC