A federal court judge in Pennsylvania tossed out a case brought by lawyers of Donald Trump seeking to stop the certification of votes in the state.
U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew Brann threw a wrench in Donald Trump’s plan to overturn the results of the election in Pennsylvania when he turned down the Trump campaign request for an injunction. This was the campaign’s most high-profile case out the many filed in courts across the country to contest the results of the November 3rd election.
Brann said the Trump campaign presented “strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations unsupported by evidence.”
“In the United States of America this cannot justify the disenfranchisement of a single voter, let alone all the voters of its sixth most populated state. Our people, laws, and our institutions demand more,” Judge Brann wrote.
This is the latest in a string of defeats in the courts for Donald Trump as he tries to overturn the results of the election. This one however, is the strongest rebuke of the campaign’s arguments which Judge Brann describes as “a Frankenstein monster” because the claims are “haphazardly stitched together” and attempt to “mix-and-match claims to bypass contrary precedent.” This defeat is even sweeter knowing that, Rudy Giuliani, the head of Trump’s ‘elite legal team’ was the one who argued it.
They argued that the equal protection under the law, guaranteed in the constitution was violated when Pennsylvania counties took different approaches to notifying voters before the election about technical problems with their submitted mail-in ballot, AP reports.
“There is no justification on any level for the radical disenfranchisement they seek,” Lawyers for Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar wrote in a brief filed on Thursday.
All of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties must have their election results certified by Nov. 23. Boockvar must order a recount if there’s a difference of 0.5% or less between the winner and the loser. Biden won by 81,479 votes, a margin of 1.2%