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Trump cancels plans to attend Pennsylvania GOP event on election

President TrumpDonald TrumpSchumer: Impeachment trial will be quick, doesn't need a lot of witnesses Nurse to be tapped by Biden as acting surgeon general: report Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency MORE canceled plans on Wednesday to attend an event orchestrated by Pennsylvania Republicans to highlight allegations of election irregularities.

Trump was expected to join Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - GOP senator retires Dominion Voting Systems files .3B defamation suit against Giuliani The next hustle: What we should expect from Trump MORE and other legal representatives affiliated with his campaign at the event at a hotel in Gettysburg, but it was scrapped at the last moment. The trip was never officially on Trump's schedule, but multiple news outlets reported he planned to make an appearance.

The cancellation came shortly after a campaign adviser, Boris Epshteyn, shared that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. Epshteyn was at a news conference last week alongside Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, who were both planning to make the trip to Gettysburg.

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The Republican Party of Pennsylvania had announced the event would take place at a Gettysburg hotel rather than the state Capitol. Some in the party have pushed allegations of fraud in the vote in the state, but there is no evidence of widespread irregularities.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom WolfTom WolfRepublicans plan voting overhauls after Biden's win Scars of Capitol attack permeate high-security inauguration Thousands of troops dig in for inauguration MORE (D) on Monday formally signed off on the state's certification declaring President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBudowsky: A Biden-McConnell state of emergency summit DC might win US House vote if it tries Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman inks deal with IMG Models MORE as the winner.

But Trump and his allies have pressed on in their attempts to undermine the election result, insisting falsely that the president actually won. Other similar events were scheduled to take place in Michigan and Arizona.

The General Services Administration on Monday formally recognized Biden as president-elect, allowing the former vice president's team access to transition materials and funds, after weeks of stonewalling by the Trump administration.