The blockade of the outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump, to the transition process fulfilled two weeks this Saturday without achieving its objective, and with the president cast in that strategy despite the slim possibilities of reversing the result of the elections.
A day after suffering two major setbacks in his plan to challenge what was voted at the polls, Trump again denounced on Twitter an electoral fraud of which there is no evidence and tiptoed through the last one G20 summit of his tenure, to which he connected briefly online before escaping to play golf.
“Very important information about Georgia voter fraud is coming out. Stay tuned! ”Trump wrote this Saturday on Twitter.
Two weeks of complaints without proof or fruit
The message was very similar to the one that he and his team have been repeating since last November 7, when the projections of the main media confirmed the Democrat Joe Biden win in the elections on the 3rd.
All that speech has come up against a reality that does not conform to the bizarre vision of the president and his allies about an alleged capital electoral fraud, which considers as illegal, without any evidence, millions of votes cast in predominantly Democratic cities.
Specifically, the president’s tweet this Saturday contrasted with the reality that the key state of Georgia already certified the victory of Biden, who thus secured the 16 votes in the Electoral College corresponding to that jurisdiction.
It was the state authorities themselves, who belong to the same trump party, which gave the approval to the results of the elections, after denouncing pressure from allies of the president such as the conservative senator Lindsey Graham.
A failed ploy in Michigan
In addition to in Georgia, the president received a setback this Friday in his attempt to reverse the result in Michigan, where apparently he wanted to obtain the cooperation of the republicans in that state so that they intervened and granted him the delegates of their territory in the Electoral College.
Trump invited two Republican leaders from the Michigan state Congress to the White House on Friday, but they assured, after the meeting, that they had no information that could change the outcome of the elections in their state.
While that practically closes the doors to any change in Michigan, where Biden won by a wide margin of about 157,000 votes, Trump’s allies have not quite given up, and this Saturday they made one last attempt in a letter from the Republican Party. state and the national training secretariat (RNC).
Both entities wrote to the Michigan State Board of Elections, which is scheduled to meet this Monday to certify the victory of Biden, and asked him to take a break of 14 days, in order to allow an audit of the results in the largest county in the state, where Detroit is located.
Michigan authorities have already warned that state law does not allow them to do such an audit, but the move closes a week of strong tensions in the county where Detroit is located, whose Republican proxies received accusations of trying to suppress the vote of the black majority of the city.
As in Pennsylvania, Arizona and other key states, Trump’s overall strategy in those territories has generated a lot of noise, but has not made any significant progress toward the president’s goals.
Time is running out
Without reversing the result in multiple states, something extremely unlikely, Trump will not be able to prevent Biden from assuming power on January 20, and the ways to achieve it are closed with each day that passes.
Trump’s team only has until December 8 to develop its legal strategy, because on that day all states should have resolved any disputes and the governor of each territory must send the certified results to Congress.
What is having a real practical impact on the transition is the refusal of the United States General Services Administration (GSA), a federal agency, to certify the victory of BidenWithout this process, the president-elect does not have access to key resources to prepare to govern.
Biden has warned that this delay could cause “more people to die” in the United States from the coronavirus, because he does not have access to the Trump administration’s plans to distribute the vaccine, which can cause delays in the implementation of the same. time I come to power on January 20.
In addition, the lack of certification prevents Biden from having access to intelligence information and getting the FBI to start checking the backgrounds of the people he wants to be part of his cabinet, something that would speed things up so that he begins to govern from the first day.
However, the head of the GSA, Emily Murphy, refuses to certify him as a winner because “she does not want to be unfair to the Administration that hired her,” according to a government source quoted this Friday by The Washington Post.