President Donald Trump and his allies are taking increasingly frantic steps to reverse the 2020 election results, including summoning state lawmakers to the White House as part of a long-term attempt to overturn the victory of Joe Biden. Among other tactics of last resort: personally calling local election officials trying to overturn their certification votes in Michigan, suggesting in a court challenge that Pennsylvania quashed the popular vote there, and lobbying county officials Arizona to delay certification of the vote counts. Election law experts see it as the last dying gasp of the Trump campaign and say Biden is certain to enter the Oval Office in January. But it is of great concern that Trump’s efforts are actually damaging public confidence in the integrity of the U.S. election. “It is very disturbing that some Republicans apparently cannot imagine the possibility that they have legitimately lost this election,” said Joshua Douglas, a law professor at the University of Kentucky who studies and teaches electoral law. “We depend on democratic standards, including that losers graciously accept defeat,” he said. “It seems to be falling apart.” Trump’s own election security agency said the 2020 presidential election was the safest in history. Days after the statement was released, Trump sacked the agency chief. Continue reading: ►Subscribe: ►Website: ►Facebook: ►Twitter: 10 Tampa Bay is CBS’s local affiliate for Tampa Bay, Florida. We offer the best of news, live video coverage, and original journalism covering the topics most important to Floridians. Subscribe to find out more; videos are updated daily! .