‘It’s Not Over’: Why Team Trump Continues To Fight Regardless of Electoral College Voting for Biden
Despite the Electoral College voting in favour of Joe Biden earlier this week, Team Trump is unwilling to surrender. American observers have discussed why the Trump legal team is continuing its fight and whether the president and his allies have exhausted all the possibilities to reverse the outcome of the election.
Donald Trump’s allies have subjected Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to criticism for turning a blind eye to suspected election fraud and congratulating Joe Biden on Tuesday.
“Mitch, 75,000,000 votes, a record for a sitting President (by a lot). Too soon to give up. Republican Party must finally learn to fight. People are angry!” tweeted President Trump, citing his loyalists.
On 15 December, McConnell recognised Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris as president-elect and vice president-elect, respectively, after the Electoral College voted in their favour. According to the Associated Press, the Senate majority leader privately warned Republican senators against disputing the Electoral College vote when both chambers convene to confirm the results in January 2021.
‘Legal Angle Was Tried and Failed’
Donald Trump did everything he legally could to challenge the election results, believes Sean D. Foreman, professor of political science at Florida-based Barry University, arguing that almost all lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign and its allies have been denied so far.
“Even the crowning case filed by Texas, joined by 17 other Republican-run state justice departments, and supported by 106 Republican US House members, was dismissed by the Supreme Court, a court that now has three Trump-appointed judges and a clear conservative majority. In other words, the legal angle was tried and it failed”, he opines.
Nevertheless, the professor does not rule out that President Trump won’t admit defeat publicly and will “use the narrative that the election was stolen from him to help fuel another run for president in 2024”.
“There is a general sense of hope that America can turn the page on the last four years which were more divisive than usual and can recapture some of the traditional political norms”, Foreman insists, emphasising the necessity to tone the political rhetoric down and start “working again toward common goals”.
However, although Joe Biden has presented himself as a “collaborative politician” committed to the idea of “healing the nation”, his honeymoon period may not last the winter, the academic suggests.
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