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Trump cancels plans to attend Pennsylvania GOP event on election

President TrumpDonald TrumpEx-Trump lawyer Cohen to pen forward for impeachment book Murkowski says it would be 'appropriate' to bar Trump from holding office again Man known as 'QAnon Shaman' asks Trump for pardon after storming Capitol 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 GiulianiHow to stop Trump's secret pardons Trump tells aides not to pay Giuliani's legal fees: report Trump eyes lawyer who spoke at rally to help in impeachment trial: report 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 WolfGovernors respond to violence at Capitol Pa. governor calls GOP refusal to seat Democrat a 'shameful power grab'  The restaurant revival that turned into a revolt MORE (D) on Monday formally signed off on the state's certification declaring President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenConfirmation hearing for Biden's DNI pick postponed Biden's Sunday inauguration rehearsal postponed due to security concerns: report Murkowski says it would be 'appropriate' to bar Trump from holding office again 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.