Trump-hater New York state Attorney General Letitia James, working in coordination with her fellow Democrat state attorneys general, is putting pressure on business leaders to coerce President Trump into conceding the presidential election and starting the transition to Joe Biden, according to a report by the New York Times published Monday. The report says the Democrat attorneys general hatched a plan to have James organize a conference call with top business leaders in New York that took place on Friday in which the idea was discussed of withholding donations to the two Republican U.S. Senate candidates in the Georgia runoff elections until Trump concedes.
Concerned that President Trump’s refusal to accept the election results is hurting the country, more than 100 chief executives plan to ask the administration on Monday to immediately acknowledge Joseph R. Biden Jr. as the president-elect and begin the transition to a new administration.
…As a way of gaining leverage over the G.O.P., some of the executives have also discussed withholding campaign donations from the two Republican Senate candidates in Georgia unless party leaders agree to push for a presidential transition, according to four people who participated in a conference call Friday in which the notion was discussed. The two runoff elections in Georgia, which will take place in early January, will determine the balance of power in the United States Senate.