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Karl Rove at a 2019 event in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images

Karl Rove wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed Wednesday that President Trump's lawsuits are "not enough to change the final outcome" of the election" and "unlikely to move a single state" from President-elect Joe Biden's column.

Why it matters: The political consultant is one of the most prominent Republican figures to publicly acknowledge Biden's projected win as Trump and his allies continue to refuse to concede.

  • Rove is regarded as "the architect" of Bush's gubernatorial and presidential campaigns, including the disputed 2000 election win over Democrat Al Gore that ended up in the Supreme Court.
  • He told Fox News Radio earlier this year he had given the Trump campaign "unvarnished advice" whenever it contacted him.

What he's saying: In the op-ed, headlined "This Election Result Won’t Be Overturned," Rove wrote that in order for Trump to win his lawsuits in key battleground states, he "must prove systemic fraud, with illegal votes in the tens of thousands."

  • "There is no evidence of that so far. Unless some emerges quickly, the President's chances in court will decline precipitously when states start certifying results," he added.
"Closing out this election will be a hard but necessary step toward restoring some unity and political equilibrium. Once his days in court are over, the president should do his part to unite the country by leading a peaceful transition and letting grievances go."

Go deeper: Arizona's GOP AG rejects voter fraud claims, expects Biden to win state

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Updated Nov 30, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Wisconsin, Arizona certify Biden's victories

Photo: Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Arizona and Wisconsin officials confirmed the presidential election results in their states, formalizing President-elect Joe Biden's victories in the key battlegrounds.

Why it matters: The moves deal yet another blow to President Trump's efforts to block or delay certification in key swing states that he lost. 

Dominion Voting CEO responds to baseless election-rigging conspiracy theories

Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Dominion Voting Systems CEO John Poulos on Monday responded to a flood of "bizarre" and baseless conspiracy theories — boosted by President Trump and his allies — alleging that the company rigged the 2020 election.

What he's saying: "The allegations against Dominion are bizarre, but I’ll set the record straight," Poulos wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed out Monday. "Dominion is an American company, now headquartered in Denver. Dominion is not and has never been a front for communists."

Georgia election official to Trump: Condemn “potential acts of violence”

Gabriel Sterling. Photo: Jessica McGowan via Getty

Gabriel Sterling, Georgia’s voting implementation manager, called on President Trump and the state's Republican senators to denounce threats against election workers in a press conference on Tuesday.

Why it matters: State election workers have been the recipients of death threats after conspiracy theorists shared false videos about the election results on social media. Trump and his allies continue to claim widespread election fraud took place in the state.