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Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Thursday said that President Donald Trump is actively seeking to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s historic victory in the 2020 presidential election. In a statement posted on Twitter, Romney condemned Trump for pressuring local GOP officials in states that he clearly lost to appoint pro-Trump electors and overrule the will of the people in a last-ditch effort to tilt the Electoral College in his favor and steal the election.
‘Having failed to make even a plausible case of widespread fraud or conspiracy before any court of law, the President has now resorted to overt pressure on state and local officials to subvert the will of the people and overturn the election,’ Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, said in a statement.
‘It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American President,’ the senator added.
It was the loudest denouncement of Trump’s rabble-rousing conduct by an elected GOP official though just like so many times before, it came from a frequent Trump critic and not someone in the Republican leadership.
Trump on Thursday summoned Michigan’s Republican legislative leaders to the White House for an extraordinary meeting even as his campaign’s legal team falsely claimed he won in a ‘total landslide’ and openly urged state legislatures in states including Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia to appoint their own slate of electors.
The election ‘in all the swing states should be overturned, and the legislatures should make sure that the electors are selected for Trump,’ Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell said during an appearance Thursday evening on Fox News.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK