Trump, who previously suggested in a rambling monologue to Mar-a-Lago guests that the Arizona effort could be the first step to reversing the results of an election settled months ago, called for a similar audit in Georgia, where he spent much of the interregnum urging Brad Raffensperger and other officials to throw the results in his favor. Today it is my duty to say: the game of collecting recommendations won’t lead to forming a government, but rather a practical and swift effort to reach a parliamentary majority. However, Netanyahu still does not have a clear path to a 61-seat majority needed to form a coalition. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Naftali Bennett and Gideon Sa’ar to “return home,” arguing “the people have spoken with a clear voice” in support of a right-wing government. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud emerged as the largest party with the all votes counted. Trump supporters lost legal challenges to the results in both states, but the Arizona Senate Republicans authorized an audit of the ballots in Maricopa, the state’s largest county. To keep that from happening, all the parties that are part of the bloc for change must recommend Yesh Atid, the largest party in the bloc, to the president.
These canvass and certification procedures are also generally conducted in the public eye, as political party representatives and other observers are typically allowed to be present, to add an additional layer of verification. Only election equipment that uses open-source software and design available for inspection and review by the public and technology organizations will be allowed. And yet here we are, months after his loss, and the lie that the election was stolen from him continues to grow. It ain’t over yet for Bibi, and we may meet here again. Yamina Chairman Naftali Bennett will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, a day before he is scheduled to meet with Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid, as coalition talks continue. Since the election, Abbas has been courted by both sides, meeting with Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid earlier this week. Sources close to Yamina chairman Naftali Bennett, whose seven seats could help secure a majority to form a coalition, say he does not intend to recommend Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid as a candidate for prime minister. Gantz, whose party defied low expectations to secure eight seats in the March election, and Michaeli, who revived Israel’s foundational party to reach seven seats, said the conversation will continue in the coming days.
After the Likud’s attack on President Rivlin, party member Miki Zohar said, “Who would be a better candidate to form the coalition? Members of Abbas’ entourage declined to share details about his speech, whether he will reveal which candidate UAL intends to recommend to President Reuven Rivlin next week, or whether UAL will support a government led by Netanyahu or the anti-Netanyahu bloc. Earlier on Wednesday, Likud party members, Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin, and Ministers Amir Ohana and Yuval Steinitz, accused President Reuven Rivlin of political meddling, following his speech upon receiving the final results of the Election Audit. Defense Minister and head of Kahol Lavan Benny Gantz has met with Labor party leader Merav Michaeli, as the two parties seek to advance a coalition to bring down Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Yair Lapid and Benny Gantz met on Wednesday to discuss a solution to the current political deadlock, a joint statement by the former partners said. Ayman Odeh, leader of the Joint List and its Hadash faction, and Ahmed Tibi, leader of Ta’al, are attending the meeting. Yesh Atid’s Yair Lapid is meeting with the leaders of two factions of the Joint List coalition of Arab parties at noon in Tel Aviv.
The WEC has a regular quarterly meeting scheduled for June 2, a publicly accessible teleconference for which instructions are not yet posted. “They are not opinion polls but only a compulsory imposition of opinions,” he said. “They found that the reason many of the counting boards were left out of balance without explanation at the end of the county canvas, was simply because canvassers ran out of time,” Benson said. The account shared a screenshot of a database directory, without any explanation of what it meant. Chairman @jacksellers responds to “false and ill-informed” allegations from Arizona Senate and Senate audit account. 5:08 P.M. United Arab List Chairman Abbas to hold press conference at 8 P.M. Fann, R-Prescott, did not respond to a request for comment about the litigation hold letter. The hand recount of nearly 5 million votes stems from an audit required by a new state law and wasn’t in response to any suspected problems with the state’s results or an official recount request. A post-election audit is only conducted when a recount is required. That is what he and Brad Raffensperger have been trying to fight off ever since the 2020 election. This is his first public statement since election night last week.