Judge dismisses Trump lawsuit in Pennsylvania

Judge dismisses Trump lawsuit in Pennsylvania
It is the latest blow to President Donald Trump, who is trying to overturn his election loss. Source: AP
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Daily US Times: A Pennsylvania judge has dismissed a lawsuit from the Trump campaign that sought to invalidate millions of mail-in votes.

District Judge Matthew Brann said in the ruling that the “court has been presented with strained legal arguments without merit”.

Judge Brann wrote that the Trump campaign had tried to “disenfranchise almost seven million voters”.

The judge wrote: “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.”

The move paves the way for Pennsylvania, a battleground state, to next week certify Joe Biden’s win – he leads by more than 80,000 votes.

It is the latest blow to President Donald Trump, who is trying to overturn his election loss in the 3 November presidential election.

He has refused to concede the result of the election and made allegations of widespread electoral fraud, without offering any evidence.

The lack of a concession has upended the process that normally follows an election in the US.

Mr Biden is projected to defeat his rival President Trump 306 to 232 in the US electoral system, far above the 270 he needs to win.

The Trump campaign has lost a slew of lawsuits contesting results from the general election, and their latest efforts focus on stopping the swing states that handed Joe Biden his win certifying the results – an essential step for the Democrat to be formally declared victor.

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