Trump’s campaign on Saturday filed a new report in one of their numerous cases in the federal court in Pennsylvania. A brief repetition of claims that the campaign appears to have ended earlier this week.
The document, filed Saturday, full of spelling mistakes, including the governor’s name, claims illegal votes were counted and poll observers did not have access to the vote count – allegations that Trump’s campaign was dropped just last Sunday. , before Rudy Giuliani was appointed president.
The president’s lawyer wrote that the certification of the 2020 presidential election would cause “irreparable damage”
Federal law says states have up to six days before Electoral College members meet in person to certify election results and determine their constituents, a date known as the “safe harbor” deadline. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida introduced legislation to repeal that deadline from Dec. 8 to Jan. 1, giving states more time to ensure all legal votes are counted, but the measure is unlikely to be taken before election day.
In addition, Trump’s campaign alleges that Pennsylvania Secretary of State Katie Bukvar “engaged in a deliberate scheme to count mail ballots that did not comply with Pennsylvania law to favor Joseph Biden before President Donald J.” Trump. Giuliani, known last week, told Presiding Judge Matthew Bran of Pennsylvania’s Middle County, “This is not a voter fraud case.”
The case, Trump vs. Primer, The U.S. District Court for the Middle County of Pennsylvania is trying to block Boockvar from verifying the election, claiming, so far without evidence, that the campaign has been denied meaningful access to observe and monitor the election process through poll observers.
The campaign estimates that more than 680,000 ballots were processed in two Pennsylvania counties, Allegheny and Philadelphia, “when surveillance was not allowed.” An amended complaint from Trump’s November 15 campaign claimed different treatment of voters by mail in different districts, but rejected allegations that she had been denied access to observation.
Giuliani made baseless allegations of a postal vote during Tuesday’s hearing, claiming it was “widespread fraud throughout the country of which it is a part”. Mark Aronchik, who was arguing on behalf of some district election councils, outraged Giuliani, calling his arguments “disgraceful.”
Mr Trump’s lawyers said in court that the campaign intended to file a second amended complaint “to recover claims that were inadvertently deleted from their amended complaint and to add claims based on newly learned facts”.
CBS News predicts Mr Biden as the winner in Pennsylvania on November 7, when he overtook Mr Trump by more than 34,000 votes. The 20 votes of the Election College in Pennsylvania brought him to 273, more than 270 needed to win the election. After several other states were called, Mr Biden is expected to win 306 votes at the Electoral College.
Nicole Sganga and Melissa Quinn contributed to this report.