- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 25, 2020

President Trump canceled plans Wednesday to attend a hearing in Pennsylvania where Republican state lawmakers will probe alleged fraud in the Nov. 3 election.

The White House called off the outing after Boris Epshteyn, a senior adviser on the Trump campaign, tested positive for COVID-19.

Mr. Epshteyn revealed his positive test in a tweet.

The Trump campaign legal team is challenging the results in Pennsylvania, which on Tuesday certified the election win for presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden.

The lead lawyer on the Trump legal team, former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, is expected to attend the hearing, according to CNN, which first reported the president’s travel plans.



Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Senate listed the event as an informal meeting of the Majority Policy Committee to examine 2020 election issues.

“It’s in everyone’s interest to have a full vetting of election irregularities and fraud,” said Mr. Giuliani. “And the only way to do this is with public hearings, complete with witnesses, videos, pictures and other evidence of illegalities from the November 3rd election.”

The hearing in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is the first of three similar events in states where Mr. Trump is disputing election results.

The next events will be in Arizona and Michigan.

The Trump administration has begun formal transition work with the Biden team but Mr. Trump has vowed to “never concede.”

A federal judge this week dismissed the Trump campaign’s lawsuit alleging mishandling of ballots in Pennsylvania. The campaign appealed and vowed to fight all the way to the Supreme Court.

All of Mr. Trump’s election lawsuits in battleground states have been either withdrawn or dismissed.

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