Pennsylvania Judge Throws Out Trump Bid To Stop Vote Certification
Pennsylvania officials can certify election results that show Joe Biden winning the state with over 80,000 votes, a federal judge ruled, dealing President Trump's campaign another blow in its effort to invalidate the election.
US Middle District Judge Matthew Brann turned down the request for an injunction by President Trump's campaign, dealing a sharp blow to the incumbent's hopes of somehow overturning the results of the presidential contest.
Trump had argued that the US Constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the law was violated when Pennsylvania counties took different approaches to notify voters before the election about technical problems with their submitted mail-in ballots.
Pennsylvania secretary of state Kathy Boockvar and the 7 Biden-majority counties that the campaign sued had argued Trump had previously raised similar claims and lost. The state's 20 electoral votes would not have been enough on their own to hand Donald Trump a 2nd term.
Democratic Governor Tom Wolf will notify the winning candidate's electors they should appear to vote in the Capitol on December 14.