Constitutional experts warn that he is already doing irreparable harm to the nation.
(CNN)President Donald Trump is trying to steal a free and fair election that he lost by a wide margin to President-elect Joe Biden by tearing at the most basic principle of American democracy: He’s trying to throw out hundreds of thousands of votes.
Trump’s latest escalation of his attempt to subvert the result of the election followed a string of knock-backs in the courts and after a statewide audit in Georgia confirmed Biden’s victory in the crucial swing state.
He asked state Republican leaders in Michigan to visit him Friday, hinting at a possible attempt to convince them to ignore Biden’s big win in the state and send a slate of electors to the Electoral College that backs him and not the President-elect. Both Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey will meet with Trump at the White House at 4 p.m. ET, according to a source familiar with the plans.
This follows the President’s calls to two Wayne County GOP officials, who are now seeking to take back their votes to certify Biden’s victory.