Romney, Sasse Denounce Trump's 'Undemocratic' Attempt to Pressure GOP Legislators in Swing States

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Trump's latest strategy relies on appealing to Republican legislators in battleground states to appoint loyal electors in defiance of the election results.
Sen. Mitt Romney passes through the halls of the Capitol during a break in the Senate impeachment trial. January 30, 2020 (Amanda Voisard/Reuters)

Senator Mitt Romney on Thursday ripped President Trump's latest strategy to overturn the election results, which relies on appealing to Republican legislators in battleground states to appoint loyal electors in defiance of the election results.

"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," Romney said in a statement. "It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American President."

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Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, another Republican critical of Trump's approach, urged the public to tune out the noise and look at the actual claims the president's lawyers have made, which do not include widespread fraud.

"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…
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