Undaunted by a Pennsylvania judge’s withering dismissal of a plea to discount millions of mail-in votes, the Trump campaign turned its attention to another battleground state and demanded a second recount in Georgia.
The move was the latest shot in a salvo of legal cases with Donald Trump still showing no sign of accepting that he lost the election.
On Monday Michigan’s four-member Elections board is due to meet to ratify their results, with one of the two Republicans indicating he could vote against doing so.
The demand for a Georgia recount came hours after Judge Matthew Brann described the challenge to the Pennsylvania result as without merit.
Alleging irregularities in the way ballots were treated across the state, the Trump campaign had asked the court to prevent millions of mail-in ballots being counted.
The argument was given short shrift by Judge Brann.
“One might expect that when seeking such a startling outcome, a plaintiff would come formidably armed with compelling legal arguments and factual proof of rampant corruption,” he wrote.