Pennsylvania officials can verify election results that currently show Democrat Joe Biden won the state by more than 80,000 votes, a federal judge ruled Saturday, striking another blow to President Donald Trump’s campaign in an effort to invalidate the election. .
U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, rejected a request for a court order from President Donald Trump’s campaign, shattering the incumbent’s hopes of somehow overturning the results of the presidential contest.
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“In the United States, this cannot justify disenfranchisement of any voter, let alone all voters in its sixth most populous state,” the statement said. “Our people, laws and institutions demand more.”
A message seeking comment was left with Trump’s campaign.
Trump argues that the guarantee of the U.S. Constitution for equal protection under the law was violated when Pennsylvania counties adopted different approaches to notifying voters before the election of technical problems with their ballots.
Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Bukvar and the seven Biden-majority counties that the campaign is suing have claimed that Trump has previously made similar claims and lost.
They told Bran that the drug sought by Trump’s campaign to cast millions of votes on alleged isolated issues was too extreme, especially since most of them had been calculated.
“There is no excuse for the radical deprivation they are seeking,” Bukvar’s lawyers wrote in a brief statement on Thursday.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, tweeted shortly after Bran’s decision, saying “another bite of dust.”
The state’s 20 electoral votes alone would not be enough to give Trump a second term. Counties must certify their results to Boockvar by Monday, after which it will do its own certification.
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolfe will notify voters of the winning candidate that he must vote in the Capitol on December 14.
Scolforo reports from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.