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Romney Slams Trump Election Fraud Efforts As ‘Undemocratic’

Nov 20, 2020, 8:42 AM | Updated: 8:44 am
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) speaks to reporters upon arrival to the U.S. Capitol for the Senate impeach...
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) speaks to reporters upon arrival to the U.S. Capitol for the Senate impeachment trial on January 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump's legal defense team is expected to conclude their arguments today and begin answering written questions from Senators on Wednesday. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators have criticizing President Donald Trump and his team for their efforts to pressure state and local election officials to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victories in several closely contested states.

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, one of Trump’s most vocal GOP critics, tweeted Thursday, “It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American President.”

Romney accused Trump on resorting to “overt pressure on state and local officials to subvert the will of the people and overturn the election.”

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., went after Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who held a press conference Thursday presenting a list of far-fetched, thoroughly debunked claims on the 2020 election.

Sasse tweeted: “Rudy and his buddies should not pressure electors to ignore their certification obligations under the statute. We are a nation of laws, not tweets.”

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Romney Slams Trump Election Fraud Efforts As ‘Undemocratic’