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Chapter : Courts Reject Trump Election Challenges : November 27, December 11, and December 31, 2020
Courts Reject Trump Election Challenges : November 27, December 11, and December 31, 2020
In the run-up to election day, President Donald Trump began questioning the integrity of the U.S. election process. He falsely argued that mail-in votes are subject to high levels of fraud and that the only way he could lose would be if Democrats found a way to rig the results. After he was defeated by former vice president Joe Biden, Trump’s legal team began filing cases around the country disputing election results. Immediately after the election, cases mostly focused on stopping battleground states from certifying their election results by invalidating specific votes. Once those results were final, Texas filed a ...