Trump shifts strategy to hold power as recount, lawsuit efforts founder

DETROIT — With legal efforts to overturn his loss in the U.S. presidential election flailing, President Donald Trump’s campaign is trying to persuade Republican state legislators to intervene in battleground states won by Democratic rival Joe Biden.

The new strategy, confirmed by three people familiar with it, is being pursued even as Georgia completed a painstaking recount on Thursday that affirmed Biden’s victory there, and as Trump’s campaign said it was withdrawing a lawsuit challenging Biden’s win in Michigan.

Biden has captured 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232 in the state-by-state Electoral College that determines the winner of the election, well above the 270 needed…

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