Today, the Associated Press declared that the Pennsylvania GOP Senate race between celebrity physician Mehmet Oz and hedge-fund CEO David McCormick is too close to call. The secretary of state has until May 26 to order a recount that would begin no later than June 1.
Also Friday, two Post exclusive stories offer further insight into the conservative efforts to contest the results of the 2020 election and find ways to keep Trump in power.
In one of those stories, emails obtained by The Post revealed that conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, pressed Arizona lawmakers days after the election to set aside Joe Biden’s popular-vote victory and choose “a clean slate of Electors.” In her communications, Ginni Thomas falsely argued that legislators needed to intervene because the vote had been marred by fraud.
Meanwhile, new documents revealed that Larry Ellison, the billionaire co-founder and chairman of the software company Oracle, participated in a call shortly after the election to discuss strategies for contesting Trump’s loss in the race. Ellison, one of the main backers of fellow billionaire Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, was on the call with Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and other conservative figures, including Fox News host Sean Hannity. His participation marks the first known example of a technology industry titan joining powerful conservative figures to strategize about Trump’s post-loss options.
Meanwhile, Biden is in South Korea on Friday in the first visit to Asia of his presidency.
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