President Donald Trump's legal fight against the November election results could last a month or even more according to Republican operatives, who are also saying they're concerned that his battle is most likely doomed and could distract money and time from the Georgia runoff elections vital to control of the Senate.
Most top Republicans are following the president's orders against accepting a victory for Joe Biden, even while an internal effort is growing in hopes of persuading Trump not to engage in a scorched-earth approach that could mean close to two months of legal challenges, reports Axios.
Some of the outlet's sources say that while Biden is calling for unity in the country, one person said to talk often to Trump said there is "no chance" that the president will make a similar call.
This person also said that Republicans are "very concerned about the Senate. Trump is not."
Another senior Republican reported to speak often with Trump said he is "angry ... volatile ... disconsolate" over the election results.
The same Republican also told Axios that Trump's inner circle is divided between people who are pushing the president to keep fighting and others who are trying to "gently nudge the president toward giving in."
The second camp is saying to Trump that he has a "real future as a kingmaker" and warning him not to "screw it up by going out in a bad way, leaving the brand diminished and radioactive."
Another top Republican also called the growing legal fight a "distraction and a gigantic waste of time."
Trump's team has assembled recount teams in key battleground states, and also plans to show evidence of Democrats using dead people to steal electoral college votes. He also is planning campaign-type rallies in several locations in hopes of boosting support for his legal fight.
Newsmax has yet to call the race for Biden, citing the legal battles in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Arizona.
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