Federal Judge Dismisses Pennsylvania Trump Campaign Lawsuit

Federal Judge Dismisses Pennsylvania Trump Campaign Lawsuit

Although the case has always been unlikely to succeed, President Donald Trump’s supporters and legal team – and in particular his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani – had pinned their hopes on the Pennsylvania federal judge by giving some credibility to their suspicions of fraud and amusing Trump’s attempt to overthrow the popular vote for President-elect Joe Biden.

But Judge Matthew Bran, an old and well-known Republican in Pennsylvania, refused.

This was essentially the last big case that seeks to throw or block several votes that could affect a key state in favor of Trump, and Bran’s decision on Saturday is the 30th loss or withdrawal of a case from the campaign of Trump and his allies. from Election Day. There were only two victories in court, on a very small number of votes.

“The plaintiffs are asking the Court to acquit almost seven million voters. This Court has not been able to find any case in which a plaintiff has sought such a drastic solution in the election campaign, given the huge volume of votes sought to be annulled. “U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Bran wrote on Saturday.

Brann went on to warn Trump campaign advocates that he had not provided evidence of seeking the annulment of so many votes in the mainstream state.

“One could expect that when seeking such an impressive result, a plaintiff would come terribly armed with compelling legal arguments and factual evidence of rampant corruption, so that this Court would have no choice but to unfortunately issue the proposed injunction. “Despite the impact it would have had on such a large group of citizens. That did not happen,” Bran added. evidence.”

“In the United States, this cannot justify the release of a single voter, let alone all voters in its sixth most populous state. Our people, our laws and our institutions demand more,” the judge wrote. “In the end, the plaintiffs have not fulfilled their burden to declare a claim on which a tax exemption can be granted.”

The counties in the state are scheduled to certify their election results on Monday.

The judge said that any further consideration of this issue “would unduly delay the resolution of the issues” regarding certification.

This is new news and will be updated.

Kelly Mena contributed to this report.

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