Trump meets state attorneys general as he looks to congressional Republicans to overturn election

President Trump by The White House is licensed under Public Domain Mark 1.0

President Trump had lunch with 12 state attorneys general on Thursday amid a growing legal war over efforts to invalidate President-elect Joe Biden's victories in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

It pits state against state and Republican against Republican as Trump makes one final effort to overturn election results in four battlegrounds states that handed the White House to Biden.

Six Republican attorneys asked the Supreme Court to allow them to join Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in nullifying millions of votes they claim were cast unlawfully.

They were among the guests in the White House Cabinet Room on Thursday for a private lunch, which an official said was timed to coincide with a long-scheduled meeting in Washington. He declined to reveal what they discussed other than to say they were expected to focus on “issues important to their citizens and the country, and ways to continue to advance the shared federal-state partnership.”

President Trump by The White House is licensed under Public Domain Mark 1.0