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UPDATE: Expected Trump trip to Gettysburg on Wednesday canceled

Harper Ho
York Dispatch

President Donald Trump's trip to Gettysburg Wednesday afternoon for an appearance with Rudy Giuliani has been canceled.

Giuliani reportedly was exposed to a second person who tested positive for coronavirus in the last week, according to a CNN report that cited two unnamed sources familiar with the situation.

Trump was expected to make an unannounced visit to Gettysburg for a hearing with Republican lawmakers, according to reports. He was supposed to appear alongside his longtime personal attorney Giuliani at 12:30 p.m. at the Wyndham Gettysburg hotel, 95 Presidential Circle, to continue talks of election impropriety, according to Bloomberg and CNN stories citing unnamed sources. 

No evidence of election impropriety has been put forward by Republicans publicly or in court as several lawsuits from the Trump campaign have made their way through the system.

The Pennsylvania Senate Majority Policy Committee is hosting the talk, and the visit was not listed on the president’s public schedule.

The hearing in Gettysburg was among three highlighted Tuesday night by the Trump campaign in a news release. The other two are slated for next week in Michigan and Arizona, also states where Trump has, without evidence, claimed his loss was due to fraud.

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Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday announced the public hearing featuring Giuliani, the former New York City mayor, to "discuss 2020 election issues and irregularities."

The event, according to a news release, was created at the request of Republican Sen. Doug Mastriano, whose district includes a portion of York County.

“Over the past few weeks, I have heard from thousands of Pennsylvanians regarding issues experienced at the polls, irregularities with the mail-in voting system and concerns whether their vote was counted,” Mastriano said in the release. “We need to correct these issues to restore faith in our republic.”

The hearing in Gettysburg comes after a string of losses suffered by the Trump campaign in courts challenging the outcomes in swing states, which handed the White House to Democrat Joe Biden. This past week, a federal judge in Pennsylvania struck down the Trump campaign's bid to toss out the results in the state and hand Pennsylvania's 20 electors to Trump, and other lawsuits have 

Pennsylvania on Tuesday certified its 2020 general election results, declaring Biden, who leads Trump by more than 80,000 votes in the state, as the winner.

The Gettysburg hearing will be streamed live at policy.pasenategop.com.

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a news conference in the briefing room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)