Trump camp's lawsuit struck down in Pennsylvania

The Trump campaign's lawyers said they are 'thankful' to the judge who dismissed their election case in Pennsylvania so they can get it to the Supreme Court more quickly

"Plaintiffs ask this Court to disenfranchise nearly seven million voters".

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A federal judge dealt a death blow to the Trump campaign's effort to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's win of the presidency on Saturday, by dismissing a closely watched lawsuit that sought to invalidate millions of Pennsylvania votes.

"One might expect that when seeking such a startling outcome, a plaintiff would come formidably armed with compelling legal arguments and factual proof of rampant corruption, such that this Court would have no option but to regrettably grant the proposed injunctive relief despite the impact it would have on such a large group of citizens". "That has not happened".

"This Court has been presented with strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations, unpaid in the operative complaint and unsupported by evidence", he wrote.

"In the United States of America, this can not justify the disenfranchisement of a single voter, let alone all the voters of its sixth most populated state", Brann wrote. "We are focused on ensuring that every aspect of Georgia State Law and the US Constitution are followed so that every legal vote is counted", according to a Trump legal team statement.

President-elect Joe Biden is moving forward on his campaign pledge to restore America as a leader on the global stage and lean on experts, tapping veteran diplomats for key posts even as President Donald Trump continues to refuse to concede.

"If the president can not prove these claims or demonstrate that they would change the election result, he should fulfill his oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States by respecting the sanctity of our electoral process", she added.

Judge Brann's 37-page opinion sets forth a variety of reasons for dismissing the case.

Mr Trump had argued that the USA constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the law was violated when Pennsylvania counties took different approaches to notifying voters before the election about technical problems with their submitted mail-in ballots.

In Pennsylvania, some counties permitted ballot curing and some did not.

"A record number of Americans rejected the Trump presidency, and since then Donald Trump's been rejecting democracy", Klain told "This Week".

Biden will name Antony Blinken as secretary of state and Linda Thomas-Greenfield as ambassador to the United Nations, bringing deep foreign-policy backgrounds to the nascent administration while providing a sharp contrast with Trump, who distrusted such experience and embraced an "America First" policy that strained longstanding USA relationships.

"Plaintiffs seek to remedy the denial of their votes by invalidating the votes of millions of others".

Trump has rarely appeared in public since his electoral loss, but has not given up on his provocative Twitter campaign.

Trump's lawyers said they would appeal the ruling, with the hopes of quickly reaching the U.S. Supreme Court.

"We are disappointed we did not at least get the opportunity to present our evidence at a hearing", he continued.

This article has been updated.



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