However, he confirmed Trump’s right to “continue the litigation” and would say “all indications are” that Mr Biden will “probably” be the next president. (Following Mr Trump’s last judicial defeat on Saturday night, Mr Toomey issued a statement congratulating Mr Biden and President-elect Kamal Harris on the victory and calling on Mr Trump to “accept the results” of his legacy “Help unite our country”)
Representative Seth Grove, a Republican at the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, declined on Friday that Mr. Biden won the state. “The president is just enjoying legal rights,” he said. “At the end of the litigation, it will be Biden or Trump.”
In Pennsylvania, Mr. Short fewer opportunities try to block certification than in Michigan and Wisconsin, where he asked for conversion in two counties. After the states of 67 states approve their votes – the deadline is Monday, they go to Commonwealth Secretary Kathy Boockvar, a Democrat with the sole power to approve the state’s results.
In Michigan, the president’s chances are limited if he doesn’t exist. On Friday, the State Electoral Bureau submitted jos official report recommending that the commission meet to confirm Mr Biden’s victory. The errors in some of the voting tables used by Mr Trump were “linked to human error” and “did not affect the actual counting of votes,” the election office said.
This, said Detroit City Election Adviser Christopher Thomas, means the court council must approve the vote. “The law doesn’t say you can decide whether or not – the law says that if you get a certified return, go ahead and do what you should do,” he said.
As Monday’s vote approaches, Mr Shinkle, a member of the Republican board, finds himself in a difficult position. Contrary to previous cases, he said, “I have a lot more so-called conservatives who talk badly about me.” He said he has unresolved concerns about the amount of votes in Detroit, where there have been discrepancies in some 350 votes out of more than 250,000 votes cast.
His wife, Mary Shinkle, filed a lawsuit against D. Trump’s federal lawsuit to suspend certification of results in County Wayne, which the campaign declined on Thursday.