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Politics 'We are a nation of laws, not tweets': Republican Sens. Romney and Sasse decry Trump efforts to challenge election

16:05  20 november  2020
16:05  20 november  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Romney ’s no-holds-barred criticism of Trump is the harshest rebuke yet to come from a senior Republican . Earlier the same day, Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, who squared off with the president in the past We are a nation of laws , not tweets ,” the senator went on. GOP Sen .

Republican Senator Mitt Romney on Thursday denounced President Donald Trump over his continuing campaign to reverse his defeat to Joe Biden in the presidential election . “ We are a nation of laws , not tweets ,” Sasse added. — With assistance by Steven T. Dennis, and Mario Parker.

Two Republican senators on Thursday sharply denounced the last-ditch efforts by President Donald Trump and his legal team to persuade state and local politicians to reverse the Nov. 3 election, which he lost to President-elect Joe Biden.

"Having failed to make even a plausible case of widespread fraud or conspiracy before any court of law, the President has now resorted to overt pressure on state and local officials to subvert the will of the people and overturn the election," said Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, in a tweet.

"It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American President," added the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.

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Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney , who served as the US senator from Utah, once called Donald Trump a ‘900lb gorilla in the Republican party’, meaning that Trump ’s policies and principles would remain relevant even when he left the office.

Republican Sen . Mitt Romney (Utah) released a blistering statement condemning President Donald Trump 's claims of widespread voter We are a nation of laws , not tweets ." Sasse added, "When Trump campaign lawyers have stood before courts under oath, they have repeatedly refused to

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Sen. Ben Sasse. R-Neb., advised his constituents to ignore the president's tweets claiming fraud without evidence and news conferences like the one held Thursday by the Trump campaign's legal team at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington. Sasse said what really matters is "what the President’s lawyers are actually saying in court."

Mitt Romney wearing a suit and tie: 10/22/19 2:34:15 PM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A -- Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) during the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing on Assessing the Impact of Turkey's Offensive in Northeast Syria on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. --  Photo by Jack Gruber, USA TODAY staff ORG XMIT: JG Mitt Romney 10/22/2019 [Via MerlinFTP Drop] © Jack Gruber, USAT 10/22/19 2:34:15 PM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A -- Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) during the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing on Assessing the Impact of Turkey's Offensive in Northeast Syria on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. -- Photo by Jack Gruber, USA TODAY staff ORG XMIT: JG Mitt Romney 10/22/2019 [Via MerlinFTP Drop]

"And based on what I’ve read in their filings, when Trump campaign lawyers have stood before courts under oath, they have repeatedly refused to actually allege grand fraud –because there are legal consequences for lying to judges," said Sasse in a statement.

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Texas Republican Sen . Ted Cruz said, " Election fraud is a serious problem we need to stop it and fight GOP Sen . Marco Rubio of Florida said of Trump 's tweet , "I wish he hadn't said that, but it's not going to We still are a country based on the rule of law . And we must follow the law until either the

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Trump, who baselessly insisted during the campaign that the only way he could lose the election was if it was stolen from him, attempted to declare himself the winner on election night as millions of votes still waited to be counted. When vote tallies made it clear Biden had won and news organizations declared Biden the president-elect, Trump refused to accept the results and insisted without evidence that a wide conspiracy robbed him of victory.

The Trump campaign filed multiple court challenges in states where the race was close but the legal filings have so far failed to reveal any evidence of widespread fraud and none of Trump's lawsuits have succeeded in altering the election outcome.

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Utah Senator Mitt Romney says he doesn't see evidence of widespread voter fraud to overturn 2020 election .

President Donald Trump 's strategy for retaining power despite losing the U.S. election is focused increasingly on persuading Republican legislators to intervene on his behalf in battleground states Democrat Joe Biden won, three people familiar with the effort said.

Yet, the president has persisted in pronouncing the election "rigged" and has apparently launched an effort to delay the certification of the election results in the hope that Republican-controlled legislatures in states like Michigan – where Trump trails Biden by more than 150,000 votes – would step in to appoint his slate of electors over Biden's.

This week, Trump called two Republican election officials in Wayne County, Michigan, after they reluctantly agreed to certify election results. After Trump's call, they signed an affidavit saying they wished to take back their votes certifying the election, though Michigan law does not outline a process for them to do that.

The top Republicans in Michigan's state House and Senate – Speaker Lee Chatfield and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey –  have both publicly rejected the idea of flipping the state's electors to Trump. A source told USA TODAY both Chatfield and Shirkey been invited to meet with Trump at the White House on Friday but CNN reported Chatfield has not confirmed the visit.

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In his statement on Thursday, Sasse pointed out that "Trump lost Michigan by more than 100,000 votes, and the campaign and its allies have lost in or withdrawn from all five lawsuits in Michigan for being unable to produce any evidence."

Sasse said "wild press conferences" – like the one held Thursday where former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and other members of Trump's legal team hurled multiple baseless accusations of election fraud and unfounded conspiracy theories – "erode public trust."

"So no, obviously Rudy and his buddies should not pressure electors to ignore their certification obligations under the statute," said Sasse. "We are a nation of laws, not tweets."

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'We are a nation of laws, not tweets': Republican Sens. Romney and Sasse decry Trump efforts to challenge election

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