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Donald Trump continues to challenge election results as legal options dwindle

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Donald Trump continues to challenge election results as legal options dwindle

Donald Trump’s campaign to prove massive election fraud is running out of time and support as more Republicans distance themselves and key states prepare to declare Joe Biden the winner.

It comes as the president-elect Joe Biden is set to announce his first Cabinet posts on Wednesday (AEDT), possibly including his secretaries of Treasury and for State.

As the president continued on his increasingly unlikely quest to overturn the election result, his ally and former Republican Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie slammed Mr Trump’s legal team as a ‘national embarrassment.’

“Elections have consequences and we cannot continue to act as if something happened here that didn’t happen,” Mr Christie said.

“The conduct of the president’s legal team has been a national embarrassment,” he said, adding that if the courts were not finding any cases in their favour “It must mean the evidence doesn’t exist.”

The Republican Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan also criticised Mr Trump’s failed attempt to persuade Michigan legislators to overturn the election result in that state, saying it was
“completely outrageous’’.

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