US President Donald Trump (File Photo, Image credit: Mint)

Trump in no mood to discontinue legal efforts to challenge Biden’s presidency

US President Donald Trump, it seems is in no mood to relinquish power even though it has been a month since he was announced the loser in the Presidential polls held this year. Hardly a week goes by that the incumbent President makes outlandish claims of voter fraud and rigging during the recently held polls. Though according to the election officials, President-elect Joe Biden got more than the required 270 of the 538 electoral college votes, Mr. Trump is still saying that he would continue to hold the position. On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court dismissed the petition filed by Trump’s associates and some Republican lawmakers to overturn the results of the vote in Pennsylvania, which Joe Biden won by a handsome margin of 81,000 votes. Similarly, the Trump team has launched multiple campaigns in several states with the same result.

Responding to a question about why he did not invite the Biden transition team to a Corona vaccine summit at the White House, Trump said: “Hopefully the next administration will be the Trump administration, a continuation — which has led us to the highest stock markets we’ve ever had, the best employment numbers we’ve ever had, a rebuilt military.”

 He further said: “We’re going to have to see who the next administration is — because we won in those swing states, and there was terrible things that went on. So, we’re going to have to see who the next administration is.”

Mr. Trump also said that he has received the highest number of votes in the history of the country i.e. almost 75 million votes which is 12 million more than what he received four years ago.

Though the elections are officially scheduled to be certified next week, Trump and his team are in no mood to discontinue their legal efforts to upend Mr. Biden’s victory.

Trump is also backing a lawsuit filed by Texas on Tuesday to overturn the outcome of the results announced last month. He tweeted: “We will be INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case. This is the big one. Our Country needs a victory.”

Going by the case of Pennsylvania where he too lost, it is unlikely that Trump’s Texas lawsuit is going to give any favourable result.

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