US president Donald Trump vowed to “fight like hell” to keep the White House as he deepened the Republican division over presidential succession on the eve of a critical Senate election in Georgia.
Beginning Monday morning with a series of tweets and concluding in the evening with a long, rambling campaign rally, Mr Trump attacked members of his own party who accepted Joe Biden’s election victory and sought Vice-president Mike Pence’s help in overturning the result.
A joint session of Congress, to be presided over by Mr Pence, is expected on Wednesday to certify Mr Biden’s electoral college win, adding a hint of desperation to Mr Trump’s campaign. Although the vice-president’s role is normally ceremonial, the US president called on Mr Pence to “come through for us” and challenge the vote result.
“They’re not taking this White House, we’re gonna fight like hell,” Mr Trump said, adding: “I hope our great vice-president comes through for…